One of my favorite things in the world is Lascaux. This cro-magnon painted cave temple is one of the most fascinating creations of prehistory, and arguably one of the most significant discoveries in the history of religion, art, AND writing and communcations and the human brain.

So it’s always a thrill to see new Lascaux material being released.

http://www.life.com/image/first/in-gallery/48231/inside-lascaux-rare-unpublished

A previously unpublished photo of the wooly rhinocerous from the Pit of the Wounded Man in Lascaux

A previously unpublished photo of the wooly rhinocerous from the Pit of the Wounded Man in Lascaux

Many of the unpublished shots are black and white photos of the original explorers of the cave, which are interesting but not exciting – but supposedly this is a previously unpublished shot of the rhino with mysterious dots from the famous Pit of the Wounded Man, the most secret and hard to reach chamber of the painted cave.

Totally worth a click to check it out – I just wish the photos were bigger.

Click the link or the pic – the first image you will see is one of the aurochs and wild horses in the “parade of the animals and the shaman hunter” from the Hall of the Bulls.