posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 02:15 PM
Originally posted by Hanslune
I believe they are saying that the art is similar to that produced in Europe, ie despictions of animals - but without detailed images that not
possible to determine.
It is certainly stylistically very similiar to Altamira and Lascaux, but that it is carved and not painted is of more interest to me. I suppose it is
likely, as we have seen with those painted caves, that they are far more vulnerable not only to incursions of airborne fungi, since both the European
examples had been sealed prior to modern discovery, but as we have seen at Gilf Kebir, the vandalism and stupidity of modern human intrusion. But of
the other carved examples, such as those at La Marche and Roc-aux-Sorciers, there seems to be a greater degree of expressionism, and particularly at
La Marche, of a wish to express the human form. This find in Egypt, seems somewhat static by comparison.
But as you say, we need to await further publication and more detailed photographs. Presumably, as the poster above points out, since they are
rehashing an earlier article, those currently engaged in it's study are in search of the funding to do just that. Let's hope that they garner enough
interest to do so, and indeed to ensure that the carvings are preserved and protected.
edit on 30-9-2012 by Biliverdin because: (no reason given)