Spain’s prehistoric cave paintings reopen to small groups
- After 12 years of Altamira closure, Northern Spain and some of the Europe’s most amazing cave paintings have been reopened for quick glances for a few visitors.
- These rocky caves are full of vivid paintings of animal-headed humans and bison. The main highlight to see here is the set of around 14,000-years old paintings of yellow and red bison, deer, horses, and some mysterious symbols.
- The caves were closed in year 2002, because the scientists were discovered that breath of visitors in the cave was damaging the prehistoric paint works.
- Now, the caves are reopened to the small, selective group of visitors. The visitors will have to put on masks and overalls to avoid any kind of damage to the paintings.
- Officials have declared that they’ll allow only 37 minutes for groups of five visitors per week. All in all, about 192 visitors can get to see these paintings by August, and then the experts will need to re-evaluate the effects of visits on these paintings.
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