The caves with the most ancient prehistoric paintings in the world

Few art forms are as magical and moving as the prehistoric paintings of our primitive cave ancestors. Through their paintings, they were desperately struggling to get a message across the depths of time, a message about the life they lived, the way they thought, about their daily struggles, about the loneliness they might have felt living in the caves thousands of years ago. years.


It is no coincidence that the inimitable and well-known artist Picasso, after visiting the Altamira cave, declared "After the paintings in Altamira, everything else is decadent" and was not joking at all. Whatever one looks at in these unique documents of another prehistoric era back to the first timid steps of man, it is an invaluable humanitarian legacy. Especially when one considers how the man then discovered and found the materials that would keep his work and message intact over time, often traveling many kilometers away from the caves even to the mountains. Such was the consciousness of his existence and his need to leave his imprint on a future that he certainly did not imagine but wanted to communicate with him in his human moments.


Magura Cave 6,000px (staticflickr source)


Magura Cave 6,000px (staticflickr source)

1. The Magura Cave in Bulgaria is one of the largest caves in the country, and more than 700 prehistoric paintings discovered reveal prehistoric humans dancing and hunting as well as dogs, pigs and various other animals.


cave de las Manos 13,000 BC



The cave de las Manos was found in a remote area in southern Argentina. In the cave was discovered a magical sight with prehistoric people hands, closest to today's photocopy of materials and media that man had with his rationality 13,000 years ago. Most are left-handed, with their right hand spraying the pigment on the hand resting on the cave wall.



11,000 BC Prehistoric paintings in the de las Manos cave


3. The Laas Gaal Cave in Somalia has 11,000-year-old prehistoric paintings depicting cows, ritual costumes, dogs and humans. The paintings were discovered in such good condition that they kept their colors almost alive.

Image taken from the depths of human history 35,000 years ago.

4 The paintings in the Altamira cave were painted by man 35,000 years ago! They depict bison and horses. So well preserved are these ancient prehistoric paintings that the scientific community initially rejected them as not genuine, until a radiocarbon dating proved that man had the amazing ability to express himself artistically with his scarce 35,000 years ago.


Bulls and a horse in the deep Lascaux cave 17,000 BC

5. The drawings of the Lascaux cave are over 17,000 years old and depict deer, horses and bulls a unique image of nature as man had seen it 17,000 years ago. Some of the paintings are so deep in the cave that the people who painted them were forced to use lanterns to see in the dark, and in many parts of the cave the signs of the torch are visible.


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