Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum..
Roman paintings in ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum.. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. Italy Here you find a link to the website of the museum: museoarcheologiconazionale.campaniabeniculturali.it/ See also my list of best and worst museums in the world: www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059308291/ And here you find my list of best and worst museums in Holland: www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059604700/
Altamira Cave Paintings
Altamira Cave is 270 metres long and consists of a series of twisting passages and chambers. The main passage varies from two to six metres in height. Archaeological excavations in the cave floor found rich deposits of artefacts from the Upper Solutrean (ca 18 500 years ago) and Lower Magdalenean (between ca 16 500 and 14 000 years ago). Both periods belong to the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age. In the millennia between these two occupations, the cave was evidently inhabited only by wild…
Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France - Stock Image - C009/7646
Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings. The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP.
Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings
The Trust for African Rock Art documents & safeguards Africa’s ancient rock art paintings & engravings, humankind’s earliest artistic and cultural expressions, from Niger, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Somaliland, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
"Archaeologist Dean Snow analyzed hand stencils found in eight cave sites in France and Spain. By comparing the relative lengths of certain fingers, Snow determined that three-quarters of the handprints were female. ”There has been a male bias in the literature for a long time,” said Snow... “People have made a lot of unwarranted assumptions about who made these things, and why.”