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“Shrine” Of Prehistoric Carvings Found In A Spanish Cave
Source: IPHES

Archaeologists were exploring a two-mile-long complex of caverns in northern Spain when they discovered what they described as a “shrine.” The discovery was prehistoric carvings of horses, deer, bulls, and other mysterious symbols. Researchers believe the oldest art in the cave originated in the Upper Paleolithic period. What makes these carvings unique is that they are carved into a layer of soft sand on the rock’s surface. One expert said he was surprised by the find because “the cave is not an ideal place to find engravings due to the characteristics of the rock […] and the specialists thought that it was not suitable for painting or engraving.” Experts are using 3D scanners to record and study the art.

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