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Owl of Chauvet Cave in France

28 Jun
Sketch of Owl

Sketch of Owl

An image of an owl is engraved in France’s beautiful Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave.

Where:
The cave is located in southern France (Ardeche).

When Discovered:
The cave was discovered in 1994.

Interesting Owl Feature:
The owl appears to be looking backward.

Age:
The engraving may be about 30,000 years old.

Documentary:
The film Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a wonderful documentary about Chauvet cave.

Sources and for more information:
https://www.britannica.com/place/Chauvet-Pont-dArc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauvet_Cave
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/chauvet/owl.php (includes a photo of the actual cave owl)

Lynn 🙂
To view my cave art theories (France and Spain) and African rock art theories please visit:
https://lynnshistoryblog.wordpress.com

 

 

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