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The paintings are primarily of large animals, typical local and contemporary fauna that correspond with the fossil record of the Upper Paleolithic time.

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Over 900 can be identified as animals, and 605 of these have been precisely identified.

Out of these images, there are 364 paintings of equines as well as 90 paintings of stags.

Upstream from this steep-sloped relief, near Montignac and in the vicinity of Lascaux, the contours of the land soften considerably; the valley floor widens, and the banks of the river lose their steepness.

The Lascaux valley is located some distance from the major concentrations of decorated caves and inhabited sites, most of which were discovered further downstream.

One of the bulls is 5.2 metres (17 ft) long, the largest animal discovered so far in cave art. A painting referred to as "The Crossed Bison", found in the chamber called the Nave, is often submitted as an example of the skill of the Paleolithic cave painters.

The crossed hind legs create the illusion that one bison is closer to the viewer than the other.

On September 12, 1940, the entrance to the Lascaux Cave was discovered by 18-year-old Marcel Ravidat.

Ravidat (died in 1995) returned to the scene with three friends, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agnel, and Simon Coencas, and entered the cave via a long shaft.

Before joining the Dordogne River near Limeuil, the Vézère flows in a south-westerly direction.

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