The “Sistine Chapel” was found in a remote and wild region of the Colombian Amazon.
An imposing wall full of ancient cave paintings in the Amazon surprised archaeologists.
The “Sistine Chapel” was found in a remote and wild region of the Colombian Amazon, with pictorial records that date back 12,500 years.
The paintings date from the Ice Age and extend almost 13 kilometers through the Serranía de Chiribiquete National Natural Park.
According to several experts cited by the BBC, the period to which the records would belong was calculated by the number of animals represented that are already extinct.
Until a few years ago, nothing was known about this place, but this wonder was unveiled, thanks to the Colombian archaeologist and anthropologist Carlos Castaño.
This expert was diverted on a trip to the Colombian Amazon and came across this collection of murals of more than 75,000 cave paintings.
The jaguar is the protagonist in the paintings.
Castaño, author of the book “Chiribiquete, the cosmic maloka of the jaguar men” told BBC Mundo about the progress in the investigation.
Castaño indicates that these paintings are perhaps from “the earliest moments of the settlement of America since the dates that we have found there are not only extremely old.”
Descubiertas miles de pinturas rupestres en la selva amazónica. Se estiman que tienen 12.500 años y se extienden a lo largo de 12 kilómetros pic.twitter.com/niSPZUKMwx— Christian Sellés (@chselles) December 2, 2020
He also said that this art is still painted by uncontacted or isolated indigenous communities.
“One of the great implications that this place currently has is that we have been able to verify that art is still being used and is still being painted by uncontacted indigenous communities, or at least in voluntary isolation, which makes it the only place we know of. worldwide where this still occurs ”.
This mountain range is 300 kilometers long and with a maximum width of 50 kilometers in the southern part.
The photographs have amazed thousands of Internet users, however, some distort the art due to the incredible good condition of the paintings.
It should be remembered that this Colombian national park was declared cultural and biological heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2018 when the link was baptized the “Sistine Chapel” of archeology in Latin America.