One day in July 1998, French professional diver Uricoosque and three members who learned to dive dived to the bottom of the sea at a depth of 40 meters in the Gulf of Mosiúo in the Mediterranean Sea. At the bottom of the sea, they found a dark hole with coral around it. They carefully dive into the cave and struggle to explore left and right in this 1-meter-wide underwater tunnel.
About half an hour later, they came to an arched cave, where the water depth is only waist-deep, about 60 meters wide and 2~5 meters high. The color of the cave wall is mixed with white and blue, and the stalactites and stalagmites are like forests, and the scene is very peculiar.
Flashlights in hand, they moved forward step by step along the slippery bottom of the slippery hole where calcite was piled up. Suddenly, they found a new gap. Looking through the gap, there is also a cave chamber, a 30-meter-high cave overlooking a small lake surrounded by rock walls. This is another wonderful cave.
Kusqui placed the torch on a large rock. The light shone on the cave wall, and in the darkness he saw the pattern of a hand, and he quickly photographed the wonderful pattern in the cave one by one.
Two days later, Kusqui went to the photo studio to pick up the washed photos, only to find that there were not 1 but 3 hands on the pattern. He thought that this was probably a masterpiece left by the ancients, and he searched all the archaeological materials he could find, but found nothing.
Kusque and the others returned to the bottom of the sea again, and this time they had a good harvest. On the west wall of the cave is a horizontal row of ponies, painted with black paint like charcoal, covered with a layer of translucent calcite. On the roof of the cave there is a picture of a giant horned black goat, and a picture of a stag. The east wall is painted with two large bison and more large mudra-like palms, some with incomplete fingers. There is also a cat head and three penguin figures. Some of the drawings are apparently partially or completely overlapped, and there are even weird geometric symbols.
Cusqui reported his findings to France's archaeological research authorities, but experts were skeptical because the evidence was only photographs and no cave paintings had ever been found in southeastern France. Fortunately, prehistory research authorities and senior divers let Kuldan come out to defend Kusqui, who had found Paleolithic bones, burnt stones and charcoal in the Bay of Cassis, and he knew that there were many caves on the bottom of the sea that were inhabited by primitive humans tens of thousands of years ago, when the Mediterranean coastline was more than 100 meters away and was later submerged. French seabed archaeologists also asked Claude to support it, believing that although it is very old, it is almost impossible to find the remains of the Paleolithic Crominu people in this area, but it is still necessary to send experts to the site to investigate, and then it is not too late to draw conclusions.
On September 19, Kuldan and other experts sneaked into the tunnel with Kusque. Kurdan was amazed by the sight: "This is one of the most important discoveries in the history of European archaeology!" I've never seen anything like this! Not only was the mural exactly as Cusque had previously described, but the powerful floodlights used this time also illuminated the previously undiscovered mural.
After several days of intense identification, no one doubted it anymore. Claude fully believed the information brought back from the hole. "The murals and carvings of horses, bison, goats, etc. all have Paleolithic characteristics," he said. Even painted according to prehistoric artistic conventions. For example, the horns of bison painted at that time were always curved or semi-curved, the hooves were never drawn, and the legs were always missing the last section. All this can be said that they predate the famous paintings of the Lascaux cave. Claude's initial inference was soon supported by laboratory measurements. The quiz was conducted by the technician of the National Scientific Laboratory of Lyon and was determined by carbon dating to more than 18,000 years old.
More than 18,000 years, far beyond the limits of human civilization history, has become very far away, scientists can still read this "cave masterpiece" and solve this prehistoric mystery?