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Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc
« p: 19.01.2008 16:51 »
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"At the foot of a cliff in the Ardèche Gorges, in south-eastern France, amateur cave explorers discovered the world's oldest painted prehistoric cave. The art in here is 31,000 years ago, and includes painting and engraving that show extraordinary skill and dexterity ... and genuis"

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« Svar #1 p: 27.12.2008 15:15 »
"Book Review: Return to Chauvet Cave - Excavating the Birthplace of Art: The First Full Report by Jean Clottes"

"You'll never go into Chauvet Cave. I'll never go into Chauvet Cave. Probably only a few dozen people will ever go into Chauvet Cave.

And that's as it should be, for our absence has preserved, and will continue to preserve, traces of the previous users of the cave – human beings from around 32,000 to 26,000 years ago, who left a tremendous gallery of paintings of the animals of the time (and an occasional faint trace and image of themselves) and the cave bears and other animals with which they shared it.

The magic for this French cave was that it wasn't discovered until 1996. Unlike Lascaux, and so many other such treasures, it wasn't trampled by careless 19th and 20th-century feet – subjected to the breath and probing hands of thousands (which has caused so much damage that Lascaux has now been closed)."

More:
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/12/27/063552.php

Se også:
http://www.grottegruppa.no/index.php?topic=2272.0

"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
W.H. Auden, "In Praise of Limestone"

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« Svar #2 p: 27.12.2008 18:19 »
"The discovery of the Chauvet Cave in December 1994 was a remarkable event. The incredible age of the paintings, which dated back 35,000 years, and their exceptionally high quality were the source of both astonishment and admiration, and the images of mammoths, rhinoceroses, lions, bears, horses and bison have since been seen around the world."

More:
http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/405837/Return-to-Chauvet-Cave/Product.html
http://www.amazon.com/Return-Chauvet-Cave-Excavating-Birthplace/dp/0500511195/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230398222&sr=8-6

And more:
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/chauvet/gallery.php
"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
W.H. Auden, "In Praise of Limestone"