Explore the Cave of Lascaux

October 7th, 2016 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Friday, October 7, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip
 at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lascaux: A Visit to the Cave

(www.lascaux.culture.fr/#/en/00.xml)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

In 1940, the Lascaux prehistoric cave paintings were discovered accidentally by some French teenagers who were searching for their dog. The Paleolithic paintings are believed to date back over 15,000 years. At this website, you can take a stunning virtual tour of the cave and see the drawings.

When you get to the site, just click on the words, “A visit to the cave” to begin the journey. You will automatically explore: 

  • The Hall of Bulls – contains friezes of horses, cattle, and deer
  • The Axial Gallery – this is the entrance to what some refer to as “The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory”
  • The Passageway – see animal drawings and symbols that include hooks, crosses, and squares
  • The Nave – drawings of horses, bison, ibexes, stags, and aurochs
  • The Chamber of Felines – see 6 drawings of felines here, as well as horses, bison, and deer
  • The Apse – over 500 animal drawings and 600 geometric signs or lines
  • The Shaft & The Great Fissure – see drawings of a horse, bison, bird, and rhinoceros

As you virtually enter each section of the cave, you’ll see some text and the words “See more.” Click on the words, and a new page opens that displays the title of that section of the cave, and a line of text. Next to it is the word “Display.” Click on it to see all of the informative text that describes exactly what you are seeing in that section of the cave. Then, below that you’ll see a mini-menu that allows you to view some of the drawings (panels) more clearly. Or click “Back to the cave” to continue the tour.

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