Written 4 May, 2007
The Caves at Lascaux
Yesterday Sweetie took me to France, to the caves at Lascaux.
Lascaux is a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the Dordogne département. They contain some of the earliest known (Upper Paleolithic) art, dating back to somewhere between 13,000 and 15,000 BC, or as far back as 25,000 BC. They consist mostly of realistic images of large animals procreating, including aurochs, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time.
I've put up four photos, two of the actual cave in Southwest France, and two I took at virtual Lascaux. Which is which? Ah, that's the question!
It's amazing that the caves were built on only a 1024 plot-- and there were prims left over!
After only a few minutes in the caves, I took the teleport to the entrance, thinking I would start at the entrance (Sweetie had teleported me in), but I was unable to find a way inside.
Sweetie found Lascaux at www.secondseeker.com. Maybe I'll go there and get the SLURL.