Before you is humanity’s first masterpiece. Spanning 10 meters, this fresco contains a wide variety of animal scenes and if you look closely, you can spot drawings of reindeers, woolly rhinos, and mammoths.

This fresco is visible as soon as you enter the Hillaire Chamber and is made of 3 panels: the horses panel, the felines alcove, and the reindeer panel.

The Chauvet Cave is located in the Ardeche region of southern France and was visited by the Paleolithic people from 36,000 to 29,000 years ago. These people decorated the caves with animal symbols, abstract signs, and even some representations of human beings, such as handprints, which have been discovered and preserved today.

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  • Title: Horses Fresco

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