#7 Lascaux Cave Paintings: French Teenagers Discovery
Lascaux Cave paintings are around 15,000-17,000 years old. It is mostly about animal representations, yet it’s considered to be the finest art collection from the Upper Paleolithic period.
The Lascaux grotto or Lascaux cave was accidentally discovered in 1940 by four French teenagers who went after their dog, following under a narrow entrance into a cave near Montignac, France. This is exactly how they found the collection of prehistoric cave paintings.
The French archeologist Henri-Edouard-Prosper Brueli, revealed that the grotto leads to the main cave, 66 feet wide and 16 feet high. The entire wall depicts nearly 600 animals and symbols and 1,500 alluring engravings.