Wednesday, 20 January 2016

15 Gorgeous Cave Paintings

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Paintings and etchings on rocks started tens of thousands of years before the birth of civilizations like Greece and Mesopotamia. While most remain enigmatic, they provide important clues to daily life, religious beliefs, and culture change among prehistoric humans.

It's miraculous that these delicate, ancient records have survived for so long in the face of erosion, war, and damage wrought by humans. Here are some examples of cave paintings from around the world, many of which are under threat.

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