The Cave of Altamira

The Cave of Altamira

The world-famous limestone cave with its amazing cave paintings is one of the most important archaeological sites of Palaeolithic art.

Visual Arts

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Altamira Cave, Altamira, Maria Sanz de Sautuola, cave painting, cave drawing, Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, Magdalenian cultures, Magdalenian style, Palaeolithic, Modesto Cubillas, Cantabrian Mountains, steppe bison, Santillana del Mar, Spain, cave, prehistory, history of art, prehistoric man, UNESCO world heritage, horde, archaeology, deposit, Sistine chapel, 1879, art, 19th century, Europe

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