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[king] Arthur was revered as a God. He is originally a Celtic God. The name Artus is related to Artemis, Arcturus: all of these are related to the deity the bear, the oldest worshiped deity in the world. We have bear shrines going back to Neanderthal times, in just this part of the world, from perhaps 100,000 BC. [Chauvet Cave]

-- Chauvet Cave Paintings -- UNESCO World Heritage Site -- The Panther Panel -- BCE. Fourteen different animal species are depicted in the Chauvet Cave.

"This giraffe, modeled in yellow and white, was created with particular detail and skill. One of the leading experts on African rock art, Peter Garlake, has called it the finest animal painting in the country." - photo by David Coulson, via The Wall Street Journal (1/25/10);  in the Inanke Cave in southern Zimbabwe

Inside the Great Inanke Cave

Inanke Cave, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, B. This cave is one of hundreds painted by the San people, aka Bushmen.

Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.

Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately years ago.

Prehistoric Cave painting | 35000 years ago | Ancient Art History

The Altamira cave paintings

Bull, horses and stag – Magdalenian (c. BC) detail of painted wall Chamber of the Bulls, Cave of Lascaux (Dordogne, France)

Font de Gaume

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings (cave paintings, lascaux cave paintings, altamira cave paintings) - ODDEE

New tests show that these crude Spanish cave paintings of a red sphere and handprints are the oldest in the world.

World's oldest cave paintings discovered in Spain - and they may have been painted by Neanderthals

The panel of hands, El Castillo Cave, Spain. A hand stencil has been dated to years old, making it one of the oldest examples of cave art in Europe. (Courtesy of Pedro Saura)

Bison – Magdalenian (c. 18,000 BCE) deer antler   from the cave of La Madeleine Dordogne, France

Magdalenian Era Bison -- Carved deer antler -- Circa BCE -- Excavated from the cave of La Madeleine in Dordogne, France -- Belonging to the Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Musée des Antiquites Nationales.

below: Axial Gallery, Lascaux Cave, France, c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.:

Ancient Paleolithic Paintings -- Axial Gallery in Lascaux Cave, Southwest France -- This cave art is located near the village of Montignac & dates to around BCE.

Lascaux Cave Paintings - Virtual Tour. From: lascaux.culture.fr/  Music  'Lullaby' by Chorus of Tribes HE LASCAUX CAVES were discovered pure...

From: lascaux.fr/ Music 'Lullaby' by Chorus of Tribes HE LASCAUX CAVES were discovered purely by chance. On 12 September 1940 four boys were…

Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave (Grotte Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche) In the Ardèche department of southern France, is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved cave paintings in the world. At least 13 different species are depicted. The cave was used by humans during two periods - Aurignacian : 30,000-32,000 years ago / Gravettian : 25,000-27,000 years ago

Detail from the panel of sixteen lions at Chauvet Cave (France) created in the last glacial period years ago

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