The Chauvet cave, discovered in 1994, cannot be accessed by tourists, as the French authorities have deemed the risk of degradation to be too high, so Herzog's film might be the only opportunity for the rest of humanity to view the site. The paintings depict lions, panthers, bears, owls, rhinos and hyenas, suggesting a vastly different fauna at the time of the paintings to that of modern France.
Dawn of Art: The Chauvet Cave (The Oldest Known Paintings in the World)
My ancestors were probably living there at that time. The past is such a puzzle:ReplyDelete