Lascaux Cave


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Las•caux′ Cave′

(læˈskoʊ)
n.
a cave in Lascaux, France, discovered in 1940 and containing exceptionally fine Paleolithic wall paintings and engravings thought to date to Magdalenian times (c13,000–8500 b.c.).
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The World Heritage Committee plays a vital role in the protection and celebration of natural and cultural sites around the world from the Great Wall of China, the Lascaux Cave in France, Machu Picchu, the Galpagos Islands and the Pyramids of Giza, to the tropical rainforests of Borneo.
in France's Lascaux Cave, thought to be one of the earliest celestial maps; an Infinity Mirrored Room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama; and the "First Moon Flights" Club Card issued by Pan Am Airways in 1968.
The area has a long way to go before it can give the Lascaux cave in southern France a run for its money.
The topics include microbiology in the Mammoth Cave region, bacterial and arachaeal diversity on cave speleothem and rock surfaces: a carbonate cave case study from Karchner Caverns, predicting bacterial diversity in caves associated with sulfuric acid speleogenesis, the diversity and ecology of microbes associated with lampenflora in cave and karst settings, and Lascaux Cave as an example of fragile ecological balance in subterranean environments.
The entrance to the Unesco world heritage site Lascaux Cave, near Montignac in the Dordogne, was discovered by four local teenagers in 1940, and inside they found an astonishing array of Stone Age art on the walls.
In a similar vein, another painting depicting a bison also reminds us of the paintings found in the Lascaux cave, and it is another example of images losing their initial meanings on the way to reaching us.
Musee de l'Homme and the Lascaux cave paintings, the young Morellet experimented with bright colors, bold patterns, and stylized depictions of animals (serpents, birds, felines, ruminants) and humans.
Art from the Lascaux cave is as contemporary as art done by an artist living today.
The fungus, Ochroconis anomala, is staining the ancient art on the walls of Lascaux Cave in France.
Worldwide, 12 percent of landmass is classified as karst, the landscape in which caves are formed, and in many karst areas, the intriguing and amazing cave decorations, such as stalagmites and stalactites, have led to profitable tourism industries (for example, Mammoth Cave in the USA, Lascaux Cave in France, and Mulu Caves in Borneo).
One of the more complete was discovered in 1957 in France, roughly 900 yards away from the famous Lascaux Cave.