Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves in the Dordogne - famous for the cave paintings. The caves are located near the village of Montignac. They contain some of the most well-known Upper Paleolithic art.
These paintings are estimated to be 16,000 years old. They primarily consist of realistic images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time.
Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1979.
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