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3,000 cave paintings found in Mexico

Nearly 3,000 cave paintings which date back 2,000 years have been found in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

These paintings, with yellow, red and black the predominating colors, generally represent human figures with headdresses, robes and shields, as well as some as yet unidentified instruments. Often in hunting and battle scenes they carry bows and arrows.

“A great diversity of animals is also to be seen, chiefly deer, canines, insects like centipedes and spiders, a great variety of birds, generally with their wings outspread, and radiating circles that probably represent the sun,” Viramontes said.

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Story: Hispanically Speaking News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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