Lion paintings found in cave are over 32,000 years old! Even cavemen loved cat pics!
These lions found in a cave in France in 1994 are 32,000 years old, and are believed to be the oldest paintings ever discovered.
"It figures; the first pictures ever recorded are cat pictures. The internet is just another cave wall we've come to scribble on," reddit user tyrionlannister wrote.
The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.
"Fun fact; the flickering and bodily duplication of these animal figures was likely not unintentional or simply due to an unfamiliarity with surface and medium. Rather, these ancient artists were making primitive animations. When viewed with the inconsistent light of a torch or fire, the drawings come alive, charging across the walls much like an early zoetrope," wrote list_less.
Check out the video below to see how the animation would have looked!
You can also take a virtual tour of the cave here!
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