|The Cave of Pech-Merle|
The dotted horse panel, approximately 25,000 years old, framed by
six negative hands. They are 1.60 metres long by 0.90 metres high.
I spent Monday at Pech-Merle Caves and it was the most amazing
site. I'm sure one of the wonders of the world. It is one of the
few prehistoric cave painting sites in France which still remains open
to the public. Extending for more than one mile from the entrance
are the caverns with paintings dating back to 25,000 BC. This area
once had a great river flowing through it, cutting underground
channels which were later used by humans. The caves are
a labyrinth of galleries stacked one on top of another on three levels.
The top two levels are open to the public for viewing. You have to
go on a guided tour and no photographs are possible, so these images
have been downloaded from the net, but I saw them all in the caves.
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