SPECIAL EDITION Has the 30,000 year old cave art of Chauvet been decoded? If it has, then it makes the Da Vinci code look like an old trick used again. Deep in a cave in the Ardeche region of France there is a set of paintings that have left the world stunned and amazed by the skill and quality of the work. Little did anyone suspect of what else lay hidden in the images themselves. In one section of the art we see a lion spread across the wall with its mouth slightly open, but this is no ordinary lion. It’s a map of North Africa and Spain with a glimpse of the coast line of France in the bay of Biscay. The lion also appears to contain the Nile. Not as we know it today, but showing the original rivers. Sat right next to the Pyramids is a dried up river bed. This is the exact river bed being shown in the map. The cave was discovered in 1994 and the art inside had been studied very carefully. Then, in 2012 a further chance discovery was made. Hidden in the art is some form of message or coded story. This book takes you on a journey through the minds and eyes of our ice age relatives and makes us ask ourselves a whole new range of questions about our origins and our past. Does this 30,000 year old art show us the true origins of the ancient Egyptian culture? Is there more to be found in what some call 'primitive' art? Why do so many images in the cave turn up in Egypt and other locations around the world?
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