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Decorated Caves, Vézère Valley, Lascaux Cave, France
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Decorated Caves, Vezere Valley
In 1940, these Paleolithic paintings -- nearly 20,000 years old -- were discovered in one of 25 caves in southwestern France’s Vezere Valley. The most notable were found in the Lascaux Cave. Here’s an image of aurochs (the ancestor of domestic cattle) painted with mineral pigments.

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