Theory: La Pasiega Cave and the Milky Way
July 2, 2016/Lynn
Here’s my theory: In the La Pasiega Cave in Spain there is a painting of a horse and a bison facing each other. There are images in the Milky Way that look like the figures in the cave painting. I think the cave figures may be the Milky Way images.
Cave Figures/Horse and Bison
The horse and bison figures are in the Cave of La Pasiega in northern Spain (Puente Viesgo/Cantabria). The figures are painted in red and are from about 14,000 BC, possibly older.
Milky Way Images
Where to look: The images are located in the Milky Way arch. The Pipe Nebula is one of the horse’s legs (see sketch).
1) La Pasiega is in a group of caves that includes El Castillo, Las Monedas, and Las Chimeneas.
2) There is a marking above the bison cave figure. It is also in red. Perhaps this marking represents the Milky Way image in this area.
3) There are many different markings in the Cave of La Pasiega.
4) In Spanish: Cueva de La Pasiega.
For Summaries of My Cave Art Theories (France and Spain) and African Rock Art Theories
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