Sunday 3 January 2021

Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain

The Cave of Altamira is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985 and in 2008 the site was expanded to include 17 additional caves located in northern Spain.

Cave of Altamira
This postcard was sent by Emanuel

The Cave of Altamira (SpanishCueva de Altamira) located near the historic town Santillana del Mar in CantabriaSpain, is renowned for its numerous parietal cave paintings featuring charcoal drawings and polychrome paintings of contemporary local fauna and human hands, created between 18,500 and 14,000 years ago during the Upper Paleolithic by Paleo human settlers. The earliest paintings in the cave were executed around 35,600 years ago. - in: wikipedia

Cueva de Candamo
This postcard was sent by Javier

La Peña Cave is located in San Román (Candamo), near the mouth of the River Nalón. The cavern boasts the westernmost examples of Paleolithic art in the entire European continent.
It is located at the base of a limestone hill and consists of a small gallery that opens into a large chamber, totalling around 70 metres in length. The area containing cave art (part of the Gravettian up until the end of the Magdalenian culture) is located in the Chamber of Engravings, with six panels. - in:

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