Let’s go exploring
Marcel Ravidat back in 1940 near Dordogne, France decided to go exploring along the countryside. What he found will have him forever to be written down in the history books, more on that shortly.
After the discovery he returned with three friends acquis Marsal, Georges Agnel and Simon Coencas to show them what he had discovered. What he discovered has been described as the “Sistine Chapel of Prehistory”. What he discovered was the Lascaus cave. It is filled with prehistoric art including horses, bulls, deer, ibex, cats a rhinoceros and the legendary unicorn. Put there (according to scientists) to be around 17,300 years old during the Paleolithic time. It was open to the public in 1948 averaging 1.200 people per day visiting the cave. It was closed in 1963 to preserve the art. After closing the paintings were restored to their original state. A replica of some of the paintings can be found at the Centre of Prehistoric Art at Le Thot, France.