The Altamira Cave: The Sistine Chapel of Palaeolithic Art

Proof of the habitation is the abundant stone material and the organic remains dated with the C14-dating.
The Altamira Cave consists of a series of rooms and passages shaped like a S. The main hall lies about 30m from the entrance and measures about 18 by 9m.
The world famous feature of this cave is found on the ceiling: coloured paintings, mainly from the beginning of the Magdalenian period, about 15.000 years ago.
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