Palaeolithic rock art dated to 14000 years found in Spain

Archaeologists discovered and documented at least 50 Upper Palaeolithic cave paintings, dating even 14000 years ago. The find is located within Armintxe cave under a building in the centre of Lekeitio in the Basque country, Spain.

Archaeologists at the site (by Daily Mail Online)
Archaeologists at the site (by Daily Mail Online)

The images measure up to 150 centimetres. They depict horses, bisons and lions. Experts say  that these paintings are the most spectacular and striking of their kind ever found in the Iberian peninsula. The cave will not be opened to the public both to preserve the paintings and because it is difficult to access.

Diagram showing the animals in the paintings (by Daily Mail Online)
Diagram showing the animals in the paintings (by Daily Mail Online)

(after PhysOrg & Daily Mail Online)

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