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 (ăl′tə-mîr′ə, äl′tä-mē′rä)
A group of caverns of northern Spain west-southwest of Santander. The caves contain magnificent specimens of Paleolithic art discovered in 1879.
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(Spanish altaˈmira)
(Placename) a cave in N Spain, SW of Santander, noted for Old Stone Age wall drawings
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(ˌæl təˈmɪər ə)

a cave in N Spain, near Santander, noted for its Upper Paleolithic polychrome paintings of bison, deer, and pigs.
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[ˌæltəˈmiːrə] N the Altamira caveslas cuevas de Altamira
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An incredible link with the past exists in Altamira, at the nearby village of Santillana del Mar, where caves discovered by a shepherd in 1868 revealed fantastic wall paintings depictingbison, deer and men dating back 18,000 years to the higher palaeolithic era.