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“Spectacular” Rock Art Discovered in Spain

Friday, October 14, 2016

LEKEITIO, SPAIN—BBC News reports that some 50 Paleolithic etchings thought to be between 12,000 and 14,500 years old have been found in a difficult-to-access area of Armintxe Cave, located in northern Spain. The images include depictions of bison, goats, and horses, one of which measures nearly five feet long. Researchers also identified two lion images, which have not been seen before in the Basque country, and semi-circles and lines similar to those found in the French Pyrenees. Taken together, the lions, the semi-circles and lines, and the etching technique suggest that these artists in Biscay province might have been linked to those in the French Pyrenees. “It is a wonder, a treasure of humanity,” commented Biscay province official Unai Rementeria. For more on cave art, go to “The First Artists.”

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