19 000 years ago
Discover the cave
The discovery of the monumental Lascaux cave in 1940 brought with it a new era in our knowledge of both prehistoric art and human origins. Today, the cave continues to feed our collective imagination and to profoundly move new generations of visitors from around the world.
Media & Resources
Chronologie de 1940 à nos joursTimeline of Lascaux from 1940 to nowadays© Ministère de la Culture/Centre National de la Préhistoire
FocusThe third Chinese horse from the Axial Gallery© Ministère de la Culture/Centre National de la Préhistoire/Norbert Aujoulat
ArchivesThe entrance of the cave, a few days after its discovery in 1940.© D.R.