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Prehistoric Cave Paintings in France’s Dordogne

Prehistoric Cave Paintings in France’s Dordogne

Long before the age of great castles, humbler groups in the Dordogne found refuge in caves. Tourists gather nearby at Lascaux, home of the region's — and the world’s — most famous cave paintings. When their time comes, visitors are called to meet their guide for a look at the precisely copied cave called Lascaux II. The region has many more examples of prehistoric cave painting. Today, as we ponder the prehistoric caves and artifacts of the Magdalenian people here in the Dordogne we can marvel at how much we actually have in common with these people and how sophisticated their culture was so long ago.

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