- from Ice Age
In 1940, four teenagers in Lascaux, France, chased their puppy into a cave. They found the walls filled with magnificent paintings of animals that lived thousands of years ago! Imagine their surprise.
Over the years, other accidental discoveries in Spain and France have led to similar treasures. For Ice Age artists to reach these places, they had to crawl through narrow, dark tunnels, carrying a torch or a lamp made of stone and burning animal fat. Along the way, they risked dangerous face-to-face meetings with cave lions or cave bears.