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Cave of Altamira, Spain. Bison. The first cave discovered with prehistoric paintings, made public in 1880. It led to a bitter public controversy which continued into the early 20th C., as many experts did not believe prehistoric man had the intellectual capacity to produce any kind of artistic expression. The acknowledgement of the authenticity of the paintings in 1902, changed forever the perception of prehistoric human beings. Paintings span a 20,000 yr. period, the oldest 35,600 yrs old.

Paleolithic cave art in Altamira, Spain. The “Sistine chapel of Paleolithic art”. These ancient caves bear what is thought to be the earliest-known drawings and pictures in recorded history, said to date back to (as far as) years ago.

Columna de Trajano - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

~Trajan's marble column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art. It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian & completed in 113 AD

Córdoba – Así es la visita de los restos arqueológicos de Medina Azahara.

Córdoba – Así es la visita de los restos arqueológicos de Medina Azahara.

Kalathos, Cultura ibérica (siglo II a.C.)  Fontscaldes, Valls (Alt Camp)

Kalathos, Cultura ibérica (siglo II a.