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Spanish Paleolithic cave paintings discovered in Cantabria

Cantabria, Spain.
Cantabria, Spain. Image by jacinta lluch valero / CC BY-SA 2.0

A cave in the northern Spanish region of Cantabria has been closed to the public after scientists uncovered ancient artworks including geometric markings in ochre and red, believed to date to the Paleolithic era. The cave, called Aurea Nota, is located in the Desfiladero de La Hermida mountain gorge and is the first of its kind to be discovered in this particular area, by the Deva river. Cantabria is riddled with ancient cave art sites, including 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites. Read more:elpais.com