Tadrart Acacus form a mountain range in the Sahara desert of western Libya.
The area is known for its rock paintings dating from 12,000 BC to 100 AD.
Discovered in the late 19th century, the Altamira Cave in northern Spain was the first cave in which prehistoric paintings were discovered.
The paintings were of such an astounding quality that the scientific society doubted their authenticy and even accused it’s discoverer Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola of forgery.
The oldest paintings are considered to be 12,000 years old.The Serra da Capivara National Park in northeast Brazil is home to numerous rock shelters that are decorated with cave paintings.The paintings include scenes of rituals and hunting, trees and animals capivaras.After visiting the Altamira cave paintings in northern Spain, Pablo Picasso famously exclaimed “after Altamira, all is decadence”. The art in this cave and in many others that dot parts of France, Spain and other regions in the world are among the greatest pieces of art ever created.Like all great art they provide an insight into the way that people thought, even though it was tens of thousands of years ago.