Off the Walls: Cave Art, Reimagined

DAN COURTICE/Sémitour Périgord

Why the world needs a perfect replica of France’s Lascaux caves.

At the crux of our fascination with the cave art of Lascaux is the tale of how it was found. In 1940, four French teenagers scampered down a hole beneath the roots of a fallen tree and were enveloped in a herd of ancient aurochs, horses, and ibex: tunnels teeming with richly colored, 18,000-year-old images as pristine as if they had been created the day before. Seventy-seven years later, on a ne...


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