Skip to comments.Stunning cave paintings found 300 metres below Spain
Posted on 05/27/2016 1:19:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
The cave joins that at Altamira as one of Spains most exciting and best-preserved set of cave paintings and for Garate, marks a career high.
"Without doubt it is the most important discovery of my career," he told The Local.
"I have been searching the caves of the Basque Country for ten years and have discovered lots of new caves but none as important as Atxurra. It could very well be the cave with the most animal figures in the Basque Country," he added.
The Atxurra caves were originally discovered in 1929, but as the paintings are at a depth of 300 metres, they went undiscovered until now.
Spain boasts a number of cave paintings including Altamira, which has been billed as the "Sistine Chapel of Paleolithic art".
In March 2015, 20,000-year-old cave paintings were discovered in Cantabria, northern Spain, making the area the "European capital of rock art"
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Perhaps the direction the horses are pointed are directions to Montezuma's gold or something
I’m pretty sure the Muslims will blow up that cave and their friends on the Left will defend it.
It probably points to the tunnel the prehistoric Aztec ancestors dug all the way under the Atlantic Ocean.
“No Toll This Way”
I would defend it if they would put their friends on the left in the cave first.
I will point out that it would have been difficult for a caveman to go 300 meters above Spain at the time ....
Really though .. Is this much different than todays’ vandals (er, graffiti “artists”) climbing as high as they can to tag buildings, bridges, and walls as high up as people can see?
I will point out that no one knows that cavemen couldn’t do their art 300 meters up.
How many people have looked?
Given the vagaries of weather and the time factor maybe nothing is left up there too see.
It may have been so easy even a caveman could do it.
“Below Spain”? Lol...in China? Yes, I will go read the article now...
Free the Basque!
Scratches in stone are now “paintings”?
I’m thinking the “artist” was just hungry. If you can’t have lunch, draw it.
I think the “paintings” represent important events in the life of the tribe or one of the members, much like the American Indians painted their tribe or personal history on animal skins or later, ledger books.
A thousand feet below the surface in the dark ?
MY guess is .... the damned thing was a prison and those are the scratchings of the desperate wanting OUT'A there ... on a swift steed
LOL. Well, 20,000 years ago it may not have been 1000 feet below the surface. And they may have had a light source we are completely unaware of. That is an incredibly realistic drawing of horses for any time period.
Maybe he knew from experience that paintings outside would be washed off by rain.
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