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Big Horse, cave art painting - by Sherry Bryant, Tucson, AZ. Conte crayon.

Big Horse, cave art painting - by Sherry Bryant, Tucson, AZ. Conte crayon.

Roman Frescos Excavated From Pompeii & Herculaneum  --  Museo Archeologico…

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. Located in Spain, Altamira has some of the finest examples of Paleolithic cave art. "

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 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.

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.

Horse heads on the wall of Chauvet Cave, France - photo by some.maniac, via Flickr; "Fourteen different animal species are depicted in the Chauvet Cave. Here, three beautiful horses' heads face one another." - MetMuseum

Chauvet Cave

a gallery curated by <a href="/photos/lauraelaine/">Laura Shefler</a>

Cave paintings are absolutely fascinating. This one is just gorgeous. Humans have always had a streak of artistic talent.

Primitive And Descriptive Cave Paintings - Bored Art

Cave paintings are absolutely fascinating. This one is just gorgeous. Humans have always had a streak of artistic talent.

35,000 year old cave painting of a spirit *my note*- if it is 35k years old, how do they know it's a 'spirit'?

Mental Alchemy

naekroticka: “ shibboletta: “ 35,000 year old cave painting of a spirit. ” ”

Aboriginal cave art dated at 3,500 years old in Carnarvon Creek Gorge in central western Queensland.

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Deux têtes de lions, peintures préhistoriques, Grotte Chauvet.

têtes de lion à la Grotte Chauvet

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

The Painted Gallery of Lascaux, France, is filled with colorful renderings of animals and people painted about 17,000 years ago

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Chauvet Cave, cave bear.

Chauvet Cave, cave bear.

"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.”

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"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.”

Tadrart Acacus - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tadrart Acacus - UNESCO World Heritage Site