France’s Lascaux Caves

On September 12th 1940 a group of French schoolboys discovered the Lascaux caves with their palaeolithic cave paintings in the Vézère Valley in south-western France. It was one of the biggest archaeological discoveries…

…of the 20th century. I have spoken to Simon Coencas, one of the boys who found the cave, for Witness on BBC World Service Radio.

 

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