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In September of 1940, an 18-year-old mechanic named Marcel Ravidat was walking his dog, Robot, in the countryside of Southwestern France when the dog disappeared down a hole. Robot eventually returned but the next day, Ravidat went to the spot with three friends to explore the hole.
And after quite a bit of digging, they discovered a cave with walls covered with paintings, including over 900 paintings of animals, horses, stags, bison and also species that are now extinct, including a wooly rhinoceros. The paintings were astonishingly detailed and vivid with red, yellow and black paint made from pulverized mineral pigments that were usually blown through a narrow tube, possibly a hollowed bone, onto the walls of the cave. It would eventually be established that these artworks were at least 17,000 years old.

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Hace un mes
Ohai everybody! Something different today, make sure to watch it to the end! John Green is reading one of his reviews of our modern world, from his Podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed, which you should check out! I haven't said this often enough publicly, but John and Hank Green, the Vlogbrothers and first generation science ESwomenrs are the reason Kurzgesagt exists today. In the very literal sense, that when I saw the first episode of Crash Course World History as a student in university I decided to try to do something similar. Doing Kurzgesagt was very hard for the first few years, for a variety of reasons. What made it easier was the kind advice and real world help we got from John and Hank to make this channel work and not burn out. Over the years we became friends - and to me the genuine nature of their work is still inspiring. My team and I try to do the same with Kurzgesagt. To be driven by the values we believe in and not by the outside world. So when John asked me if we maybe would illustrate and animate one of his essays, it was an easy yes. This is the result and we hope you like it. Thank you for watching and reading - Philipp
richard playz
richard playz Hace 2 días
FortnutMemer Hace 6 días
Does the black bird that seems to appear in every video have a name?
Harvey Davenport
Harvey Davenport Hace 6 días
I was here.
jcllings Hace 13 días
My name is Lebogo. I live in de jungle. I make a five dollars a day. I give it to Lu-cy She give me some PU-c She take a my $5 away ---Why? If there aren't any dick pics, then they must be aliens because they sure aren't humans.
McFlurry_ Aka_sontristinYT_
McFlurry_ Aka_sontristinYT_ Hace 16 días
John Doe
John Doe Hace 42 minutos
Kurgs is seriously advancing humanity to a whole new level. The smarter we become the less likely we war with one another.
Richard Frederick
Richard Frederick Hace 7 horas
Damn that gave me chills
Pierre LeDouche
Pierre LeDouche Hace 18 horas
Beautifully said. To give a little perspective on the paintings of so many millennia ago, consider this: human art from ten and fifteen thousand years later, at least in the realm of naturalistically portrayed animals and nature was vastly inferior to those ancient cave paintings. Consider so many artifacts you might have seen that were utterly primitive in comparison to the animals on the Lascaux and other caves in the region. Even Egyptian artists who decorated the insides of pyramids and built massive sculpture four and five thousand years ago didn't have that level of mastery. To someone utterly naive of the subject, it would probably appear as though the Lascaux paintings were the more recent and sophisticated works compared to bronze and early iron age art. It wasn't until the Roman era that more modern humans began to approach the level of artistic sophistication in portrayals of nature on the walls of Lascaux. To an artist, which I am, it's amazing that there was such a dearth of artistic skill for so many thousands of years. Those cave paintings still have a spark of vibrant life that is unmatched by most more recent art, and which evokes wonder in most who see them. I also strongly recommend that interested folks see the Werner Herzog documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams." Aside from the fact that every Herzog film, whether drama or documentary is a work of visual genius, this film records the last images allowed to be taken by anyone before the Chauvet caves in France were closed forever, for the same reasons as the Lascaux were closed. And the genius of Herzog never shines more than in this film. More remarkable still, the paintings inside the Chauvet caves were dated to be literally twice as old as those in Lascaux. Which makes them more remarkable still. At least 32000 years ago humanity displayed a mastery of the medium that would be lost for millenia, only to re-emerge in the much more recent past. It's for that very reason the paintings, and those in the Altamira cave in Spain, were denounced as frauds and forgeries for decades before the authorities finally accepted the shocking truth: in at least this one way prehistoric man had a sophistication that most assumed had only arisen in the last three thousand years or so.
Dreamy Hace 23 horas
I enjoy this video
Silent Gaming
Silent Gaming Hace un día
This was so beautiful honestly brought a tear to my eye.
Nick Gurr
Nick Gurr Hace un día
Yo that was beautiful
MEGA CARROT Hace un día
This is beautiful AF
TheoZuDemDor Hace un día
Roses are red Violetts are blue If the titel is german You should be too
Bad Wolf YT
Bad Wolf YT Hace un día
This comment section is golden🥺❤
Adrián Altisent
Adrián Altisent Hace un día
Oh my good, you make my skin feel so damm cold, I just can’t imagine how was the life thousands of years ago...
Mahesh kangude
Mahesh kangude Hace un día
This video gives me goosebumps
DeniPlays YT
DeniPlays YT Hace un día
I’m not crying... you’re!
Mediocrity Hace un día
Everyone: Dude, that was the saddest thing ever. ;( Me: You ever wonder why teeth, face rocks, are so incredibly capable of hurting like hell when it would be so much easier to just not have nerves there.
Quinn Steddom
Quinn Steddom Hace un día
I want more stuff like this!!
Pedro Pedorhan
Pedro Pedorhan Hace un día
bruh what happened to the hand 3:47
Harry Li
Harry Li Hace 2 días
Yes. Of course the so called "something different" for kurzgesagt would make me tear.
Joebro Hi
Joebro Hi Hace 2 días
One of the hands could be one of your distant ancestors’ hands and 400000 years later you look at it that hits hard
Kurtt meliponicultor
Kurtt meliponicultor Hace 2 días
Algumas vezes os vídeos desse canal me fazem recuperar a esperança na humanidade
TyTheGamer _
TyTheGamer _ Hace 2 días
Bro I’m too high this shit made me cry
hgdge Hace 3 días
I love john and hank!
Fayaaz A
Fayaaz A Hace 3 días
Cg 4
Joe Hace 3 días
I like the interpretation of the purpouse this paintings might had for the people back than. But I think it’s most likely that were made out of pure boredom because they searched for shelter in caves to protect them from weather etc. and had to wait long periods of time
LIEN Hace 3 días
this is a amazing podcast!!!!
drowsy demigod
drowsy demigod Hace 3 días
This video made me feel weird. Sad but not really, happy but no, what do I feel
LupusGelos Hace 3 días
Or you can simply get a job as one of the folks tasked with conservation and monitoring of the site. Then you literally CAN visit it.
Amit Mukerji
Amit Mukerji Hace 4 días
So... did they put cctv cameras in the original cave so people can still view it remotely??
Red Hydra
Red Hydra Hace 5 días
I feel blessed to have see a real fallen Ancient Greek city and it’s ruins and the art works and pottery and much more and see the care taken for people not to damage it
orac22 Hace 5 días
Hecatonicosachoron Hace 5 días
I hope that one day artists will remember more ennobling ways to simulate a sense of profundity than the base act of imparting grief.
rainyseas0n Hace 5 días
Abhinav Joshi
Abhinav Joshi Hace 5 días
So Ravidat named his dog 'Robot' before WWII? I am truly impressed
shadowdance4666 Hace 5 días
We’ve invented nothing
shadowdance4666 Hace 5 días
What if we wore space suits with breathing apparatus Then could we visit
KaLsE DoN Hace 5 días
Earth without art just 'eh'
Liam Scientist
Liam Scientist Hace 5 días
_tekunekku Hace 6 días
deepstrasz Hace 6 días
Interestingly, contemporary human breath affected the markings but not that of those people back then?
Fernando Solito
Fernando Solito Hace 6 días
This is a hand print, not a hand. Wow
Darma Hutagalung
Darma Hutagalung Hace 6 días
Thank you Kurzgesagt! I'm from indonesian, you made this video reading story 'The Anthropocene Reviewed' from name video "he past we can never return to"! That's Forbidden Cave, That's hand painted, but it was in year 1940, and now in year 2020! Thank you Narrator John green!
Alex Benavidez
Alex Benavidez Hace 7 días
I think the interesting universal obsession with the hands really is a lot to do with how much they mean to us intrinsically as humans, without us even thinking about it Every single one of those cave-painting human societies got to where they were because of their hands; they were their tools; their very implements that allowed them to craft, hunt, eat, paint and do most of what was necessary to fascilitate their way of life And unlike the face, your hands are always there in front of you where you can see them, and they're almost certainly the one part of your body that you see the most It's probably the most pure extension of the self, because it's those hands that made those paintings in the first place, and your unique handprint is something you can see unlike your own face without a mirror You can almost go as far as to call them portraits
Gaspucci Hace 7 días
Great now I’m sad
Gregory Kosins
Gregory Kosins Hace 7 días
Art for Art's sake, reindeer for god's sake.
IUse2haveALife Hace 7 días
Is the music used in the last part available? It’s beautiful
bacon hairy
bacon hairy Hace 7 días
Scp 3008
The World
The World Hace 7 días
Wow !
Nathan Harris
Nathan Harris Hace 7 días
Do more of this kind of thing
Scarlett Hace 7 días
why am i cryin
BACHOMP Hace 7 días
I'm not crying, you're crying. Shut up
Anand Raman
Anand Raman Hace 7 días
This video touches a spot in me I just don't know what.
Mantispo Lyttle
Mantispo Lyttle Hace 7 días
This is one of the first peices of your work I have ever seen and buddy it's a real keeper. There is so much sincerity in it my heart felt an instant connection to your message. Its good to know that people with your sort of insight are out there today keeping what I believe to be a beautiful, told in a intelligent, easy to understand, kind and even nurturing energy and music to match..... its a masterpiece. Thank You, watching it was indeed a wonderful gift not only for me. Your Message is one of Hope, a Keeper for Sure.
Nirlep Banga
Nirlep Banga Hace 8 días
This was mesmerizing.
turboblue Hace 8 días
Am I the only person that thought John green sounded extremely pretentious?
Uzair Ahmed
Uzair Ahmed Hace 8 días
loved the video. Keep it up
John Grey
John Grey Hace 8 días
This video was enjoyed tremendously.
human Hace 9 días
I was here
Block Head
Block Head Hace 9 días
John green. Noice
Rolando Garcia
Rolando Garcia Hace 9 días
3:45 to 4:00 If that doesn't make you question just what the hell is a human being exactly anyway?? And wtf are we doing??? Then you people really are blind as fuck if you aren't questioning the existence.
Me AlsoMe
Me AlsoMe Hace 9 días
Goddamn it! it's so hard to remain cynical after that.
Justine Hace 9 días
oh i didn’t know crash course inspired kurzgesagt! both channels have made me into the curious person i am today :)
Science and Knowledge Archive
Science and Knowledge Archive Hace 9 días
Thats so great and informative
Mardy Hace 9 días
If there's no one to witness, the art might as well not exist at all.
M Z Hace 9 días
"This is a handprint but not a hand," was such an impactful line to me for some reason.
Ilham Wicaksono
Ilham Wicaksono Hace 9 días
"i was here" is and have always been very human-ish. Remember the grafiti on hagia sophia, the piraeus lion, etc. Maybe it is in our nature that we wanted to be remembered by future human. Why ? IDK.
Man Splainer
Man Splainer Hace 9 días
They were “guarding” *cough* painting for a year
Mr. Pickle
Mr. Pickle Hace 9 días
i am here for this conspiracy theory
Daniel Lemes
Daniel Lemes Hace 10 días
Thank you guys for this video. It is really touch
Rafael Caproni
Rafael Caproni Hace 10 días
Que dó das mulheres morrer ao dar a luz 😟
Vanessa Smith - The Ultimate Fangirl
Vanessa Smith - The Ultimate Fangirl Hace 10 días
Rickey Soles
Rickey Soles Hace 10 días
Hey that sounds like the guy from the crash course history channel! Another great channel!
Dogplanet Studios
Dogplanet Studios Hace 10 días
Why were there no paintings of reindeer? Shows painting of reindeer. Me: Visible Confusion.
farfett_il-lejl Hace 7 días
Deer, not reindeer...
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