In 1940, two young boys in southwest France stumbled upon the now famous Lascaux caves. Inside the multiple chambers, vivid and detailed paintings adorn the walls. They are believed to date back some 18,000 years. In 1947, LIFE magazine sent photographer Ralph Morse to document the paintings. These were the first images ever taken and have not been previously released. Click on this link to take the journey with Ralph and see the caves.
Rare and Previously Unseen Photographs of Lascaux Cave Paintings
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