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PLACES OF WORSHIP IN CAVE WITH PAINTINGS IN THE UPPER PALEOLITHIC
Fig. 31.1) Plans of caves with paintings in the Upper Paleolithic.
Caves with Paleolithic paintings are generally many hundreds of meters long. There are caves in which, in order to continue the visit, it is necessary to lie on the floor, to pass through narrow tunnels, and beyond there are other paintings.
These caves with paintings were places of worship; some scholars with great admiration, but following a way of saying used in "art history", and which, however, concerns aesthetics, and not science, define them as "art sanctuaries".
1) Plan of the Kapova cave in Southern Urals (from Boder), 16.000 years ago.
2) Plan of the Font-de-Gaume cave, France (from Breuil), 15.000 years ago.
3) Plan of the Altamira cave, Spain(from G. Guinea), 15.000 years ago.
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