Exhibit of Famed Prehistoric Cave Opens in Marseille

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
June 5, 2022 Updated: June 5, 2022

MARSEILLE, France—A permanent virtual exhibit of one of France’s most famous prehistoric sites, the undersea Cosquer Cave, opened its doors on June 4.

Visitors to the port city of Marseille can see the Cosquer Mediterranee, a replica of the over 30,000-year old site. The visual and audio “experience” features copies of the prehistoric paintings that made the cave internationally famous.

The Cosquer Cave was discovered in 1985 by diver Henri Cosquer, in deep waters off the Marseille coastline.

Years in the making, the exhibit offers the chance to the public to discover the cave of which only 20 percent currently remains dry and accessible.