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Show Caves of Spain: Altamira

reopened on a strictly limited basis.


enrolled on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


first dating of the paintings with the

  C14-dating resulted in about 14,000 years.


Altamira II, a nearby artificial reproduction inaugurated by Spains King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.



Image: one of the numerous bisons.

The Altamira Cave consists of a series of rooms and...

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Date: 2015-08-30 22:46:37

Related topics : materials used in the cave paintings of altamira spain / altamira cave paintings of bison / stone age cave paintings usually showed figures in / stone age cave paintings facts / bison cave painting lascaux

Caves of Egypt: The Cave of Swimmers - Show Caves

The Cave of Swimmers is a central location in the movie The English Patient. A cave where prehistoric paintings show swimming people in the middle of the desert. This seems impossible, but there is an easy explanation: this area was not a desert some 10,000 years ago during the last cold period of the Ice Ages. To say it clear: the cave in the film is not the real cave, it is just a film set. The...

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Date: 2015-08-30 22:51:48

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Caves of México: Cataviña

Two km north of Cataviña on the Trans Peninsular Highway at km 170 there is an easily accessible cave with cave paintings.

Still in Baja California, there are many caves with paintings around the San Ignacio area. They appear as human and animal designs left by Baja's original inhabitants. Oscar Fischer, the owner of the...

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Date: 2015-08-30 22:52:27

Related topics : san ignacio baja cave paintings / baja california cave paintings / baja cave paintings / san cave paintings / catavina cave paintings