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Image 1 - Is Johnny Rotten's Graffiti The New Heritage?
2011-11-21 05:00:56

Archaeologists typically record and analyze the traces of past human activities. The caves of Lascaux in southern France are celebrated as a place where early humans made their marks on cave walls. The cave is now protected, and an exact replica is what the public now encounter. But a new study by archaeologists has been examining marks made much more recently -- graffiti by the Sex Pistols now discovered on the walls of the flat the punk group rented in London in the mid-1970s. The...

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2009-02-27 10:05:00

France's prehistoric Lascaux cave drawings are under attack by a fungus that appears as black stains spreading across the legendary mural. On Thursday, a wide range of scientists met in Paris to discuss new ways to fight back against the fungus before it destroys the historic paintings, but now they say global warming may pose an additional danger to the site. "All of Lascaux's problems have always been linked to the cave's climatization, meaning the equilibrium of air inside the cave,"...

2006-02-07 09:53:02

PARIS (AP) - Cave drawings thought to be older than those in the famed caves of Lascaux have been discovered in a grotto in western France, officials from the Charente region said Sunday. A first analysis by officials from the office of cultural affairs suggests the drawings were made some 25,000 years ago, Henri de Marcellus, mayor of the town of Vilhonneur where the cave is located, told France-Info radio. He said, however, that the date could only be confirmed by further investigations....


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.