Cave Art

February 21, 2020
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Some caves are full of art. Thousands of years ago, humans drew on their walls. Cave art can teach us something about people who lived long ago. Take a look.

Magura Cave, Bulgaria

These paintings show scenes of hunting, dancing, and other important activities.

Cueva de las Manos, Argentina

This Cave of the Hands is quite a sight. Humans stencilled their hands on the walls thousands of years ago.

Leang Bulu' Sipong 4, Indonesia

This is a hunting scene. The drawing was made 44,000 years ago. It is the oldest known cave art to tell a story.

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