How Young Is History?
In which John Green considers the historical distance between Rome's Pantheon, the cave paintings at Lascaux, a different community's cave paintings at Chauvet, and the current day. Too often, we think that a hundred years, or a thousand, can tell us the whole story or history or art history. But cave paintings remind us that what we think of as history is a tiny fraction of the human story.
HUGE THANKS to Rosianna for helping with all the images: http://youtube.com/rosianna
Werner Herzog made a beautiful documentary about the Chauvet paintings called Cave of Forgotten Dreams. It's worth checking out for much more info on the paintings at Chauvet and the people who made them: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664894/
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