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Mysterious underwater prehistoric paintings

  The bottom of the sea is full of beauty and magic, and picturesque pictures appear in the depths of the ocean. A diver recounted the undersea scene of the Galapagos Islands, with red-billed worms growing around the vents of hot springs, blind short-jawed crabs crawling, unusually large brown mussels, sea anemones like clusters of flowers In full bloom, the bizarre dandelion-shaped tube hole worms tie themselves to the fountain with silk, and the blood-red worms greedily absorb the oxygen and tiny food particles in the water with countless tentacles, and the seabed coral is more famous for its The magnificent colors and shapes show their own unique beauty and beauty… The biological community of the seabed alone is enough to dazzle people.
  In order to realistically depict the beauty of the underwater world, Belgian painter Jamie put on a diving suit with 13.5 kilograms of lead and went deep into the 18.3-foot-deep Mediterranean seabed, where there are underwater plants, coral towers and fish. In the world composed of classes, Jamie used special weighted easels, synthetic fiber canvas and paints to paint about 370 underwater pictures successively. He is known as the world’s first-class underwater painter.
  However, what shocked the world is not only the painter diving into the sea to paint, but the murals that are hidden under the sea. They were all painted 10,000 years ago. This was found in the seabed of Moxiu, France. Who painted these prehistoric murals and why they were buried deep in the seabed, people can’t help but have a strong interest in the process of discovering these murals.
  In 1989, a diver from Marseille, France, Cousque, accidentally discovered a black hole underwater, about 40 meters above the sea surface, under a rockslide site in Moxiu in the Mediterranean Sea. Cusquez took courage and dived cautiously into the hole. He passed through the dense clumps of corals and sea fans around the entrance of the cave, and probed forward. After advancing about 50 meters, the tunnel became wider, the turbid sea water filled the air, and the cave became even darker. An experienced diver felt that the cave was unfathomable and had to withdraw first. The next morning, he set off again and changed the way of exploration. He went through the rock crevice and went deep to 150 meters underwater. After half an hour, he put his head above the water and looked around, and found that he was in a Next to the cliff, the water depth is only waist-deep, and in front of you are actually colorful cave walls, mixed with white, blue, and ochre colors, stalactites, stalactites such as forests, and magnificent limestone columns. This miraculous discovery surprised him. Kusque wanted to go deeper into the cave to see what happened, but the oxygen was running out, so he had to come back another day.
  On July 9, 1990, Kusque dived again and entered the cave, along with three divers, Kusque’s 23-year-old niece, 25-year-old Yang and 29-year-old Ba. Skar, both experienced diving association members. This time, they also brought undersea equipment such as pocket lamps, luminaires, and waterproof cameras. They groped and dived along the passage, and after entering the deep and dark cave, they put a pocket lamp on a large rock. Under the illumination of the lamp, dozens of wonderful murals appeared on the dark cave wall. There are small black horses, big-horned goat figures, stag figures, galloping horse figures, heads of big bison and cats, as well as penguins, bison, antelope, seals and some palm prints, as well as many weird geometric symbols. They hurriedly took out waterproof cameras, recorded these murals one by one, and returned triumphantly.
  They wondered: Where did these incredible underwater murals come from? So they checked a lot of archaeological books, but couldn’t find an answer. They decided to collect as much information as possible before reporting to the Maritime Administration. On September 1st, a tragic incident occurred. Some people imitated Kusque and went into the cave to explore. Due to lack of preparation, the cave was as dark as lacquer, and as a result, they crashed into the rock wall and died.
  Kusque immediately reported to the Marseille Office of the Moxiu Yuewan Maritime Bureau that they discovered the underwater murals, in order to attract attention and prevent the recurrence of the same tragedy. At first, the officials of the Maritime Safety Administration were not convinced because there were only a few photos of the physical evidence, but fortunately two experts thought it was possible. One of the two experts is Creed, an investigator of the Department of Undersea Archaeology and chairman of the International Committee of Rock Art, and the other is Kurdan, the research group director of the National Institute of Science and an authority on prehistoric research. He has found Paleolithic bones, flint, and charcoal on the bottom of the sea. He knew that there were many caves under the sea, which were originally human habitations tens of thousands of years ago, and were later submerged by seawater due to the subsidence of the earth’s crust. For the sake of prudence, the French Ministry of Culture decided to send experts to the site to investigate and confirm whether the place was a Paleolithic residence.
  On September 19, 1991, an archaeological research ship dispatched by the Navy sailed to the top of the cave, with frogmen, experts and naval minesweepers on board. Kusque and an undersea expert first dived into the cave to pull the line of signs hanging with lights, and then he and Kuldan dived to the end of the cave. When they emerged from the water, turned on powerful floodlights, and swept the walls of the cave, the scene was exactly the same as Kusque’s description and photos. At this time, Kourdan exclaimed: “I have never seen Such pictures and beautiful scenery!” The
  identification work was carried out for 4 days, and laboratory measurements proved that the murals and carvings such as horses, bison, and goats were all Paleolithic features and were drawn according to the conventions of prehistoric art. The charcoal for the painting is fired from Norway pine and black pine. These two kinds of pine trees grow along the coast of this area. Microscopic observations also revealed that the recovered soil samples contained fossils of alder and pollen that were growing along the Mediterranean coast at that time. Experts confirmed that this cave was a sanctuary for ancient humans to hold religious ceremonies. There were no tools, arrows, animal bones and other relics in the cave, indicating that humans lived outside the cave, and the paintings on the cave walls were like icons and crosses in modern churches. For people to look up to and worship, palm prints may be part of the symbolic language.
  The discovery of this underwater cave painting by Cousques shocked the world because it proved that Paleolithic art also existed in the Mediterranean region of southeastern France. Today, the cave is named “Kusque Cave” and is famous all over the world.

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