The Chauvet cave is the first major masterpiece of humanity. The drawings, for the most part, are dated to more than 36,000 years ago. An older ornamental phase is likely. The Chauvet cave is located in the gorges of the Ardèche immediatly close to the natural arch of Pont d'Arc. An accurate copy of the Chauvet cave has been made and is called Chauvet Cave 2.