MORE than fifty cave drawings thought to be around 14,500 years old have been found in Spain.
The etchings feature horses, bison, goats and, for the first time, at least two lions.
They were found in the northern Spanish town of Lekeitio in the Bizkaia region.
Regional official Unai Rementeria described the discovery as a ‘treasure of mankind’ and ‘of exceptional technical quality and visibility.’
They have been described by experts as the ‘most spectacular’ in the Iberian peninsula.
What has always astounded me is the incredible lifelike quality of this art. So much abstract art is pure b/s which mug punters pay stupid amounts of money for, a wonderful con like a lot of of top class wine.
Strange really Stuart. They can date drawings that are 14.000 years old but can’t date the ages of immigrant children. Perhaps the British should employ the Spanish to do this for them. Just a thought.
Can they be viewed ?
Hopefully not to be accessed by the general public which sadly too often don’t understand how human activity – ‘normal’ and disrespectful lead to quick deterioration of this priceless heritage. So, make facsimiles for the public and leave the originals to the international experts who understand fully what they have and how to care for them.
So often we destroy that which we came to admire.
Look at the Costa Del Sol…
If you did’nt visit Spain in the 60s’ early 70s’ you have no idea what beautiful little fishing villages dotted the Med coast or the excellent local cuisines, all gone, discarded in the pursuit of greed. Almeria/Malaga/Sevilla – all lost.