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“Oh my God”, I exclaimed. What a moment. What an impact. I could not believe my eyes. The Bison are incredibly beautiful, incredibly powerful, and immensely full of Religious Purpose. The Cow is ready and the Bull is scenting the air. The act of conception is about to be fulfilled, and a new Life is about to be created. — John Robinson, for the Bradshaw Foundation.

The three teenage Bégouen brothers must have felt the same when they stumbled upon the sublime sculptures of the bison while exploring the Tuc d'Audoubert cave in southwest France, in 1912. Radiocarbon dating tells us that the sculptures are 15,000 years old.

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