Figures of the grotto of Shove-Pont-d’Arc are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List automatic translate
The French cave, which houses the world’s oldest and best-preserved rock paintings, has been included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. And this is natural - archaeologists all over the world were struck by the skill of ancient artists, more than 30,000 years ago imprinted on the walls of caves images of mammoths, bears and buffalo.
The walls of the world famous grotto of the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc show us a real miracle of primitive art. The powerful, exciting figurative drawings of mammoths, bears, snow leopards, rhinoceroses, buffalo and bison, carved on the walls over 30,000 years ago, were preserved in perfect condition only because the space of the cave was cut off from the outside world for about 20,000 years by debris of rocks, completely overwhelmed the entrance.
Experts have documented more than 1000 drawings on the walls of the cave, accidentally discovered by researcher Jean-Marie Chauvet in 1994, having «exceptional aesthetic qualities and showing us a number of artistic techniques of ancient people: skillful use of color, combination of paints and engraving, anatomical precision, three-dimensionality and motion «, As representatives of UNESCO informed in their official statement.
«This is the largest known to date, artistically designed cave in the world,» said Jean Clottes, the first archaeologist who visited the grotto.
However, the treasure of the grotto, available to scientists, will never be open to the public. This is due to the high risk of destruction of priceless rock paintings by bacteria carried by humans. The fact of such influence was established by the French on bitter experience - in the famous prehistoric caves of Lascaux, which were urgently closed from the public. But it is not necessary to be upset, an exact copy of the Shove-Pont-d’Arc grotto is already under construction and will be opened in April 2015.
In total there are 39 UNESCO World Heritage sites in France, including the Mont Saint Michel fortress, its bay, Versailles Palace, Paris and the banks of the Seine.
- In Spain, the oldest rock carvings in Europe
- Igor Dremin: Crimea.Peshchera Emine-Bair-Khosar
- Sandy Tale ’In the Cave of the Mountain King or Per Gynt’
- "Per Gynt or in the cave of the mountain king"
- In the cave of the mountain king
- "In the cave of the mountain king"
- Igor Dremin: The Marble Cave, Crimea
- "Photology of Being" by Evgeny Balashov