Ever wondered what life was like 20,000 years ago? Now is your chance to get an up-close view!
An exhibition of replicas from the ancient French cave complex Lascaux has arrived at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. Including wall engravings and paintings, it is estimated they are from the Cro-magnon period in the late Paleolithic Age.
View five major life-size copies from the Lascaux cave complex, 17 engaging videos, lively statues of Cro-magnon people, interactive games and precious pictures. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the vibrant life from 20,000 years ago.Most images in the cave are about animals and the five-meter-long ‘Panel of Black Ox’ is a must see. Lascaux cave complex was originally discovered by chance in 1940, when four children were playing near a canyon in France. A total of 1,500 wall engravings and over 500 paintings were discovered in the cave, the majority are depicting animals such as cows, horses, wolves, bears and birds.In 1948, Lascaux opened to the public, however with more and more tourists visiting the cave, the French government decided to close it in 1963 fearing damage over the long-term. Replicas were then made via laser scanning and 3D modeling technology and the global tour started in 2012. This is the only chance visitors will have to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site up close.
Bring your little ones to the debut show and explore ancient civilization through the breathtaking and mysterious cave paintings. The exhibition will last till February 28.
Date: Nov 1-Feb 28
Venue: 2/F, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. See listing here.
Time: 9am-5.15pm（Closed on Monday）
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