April232014

Since then, entrance into the cave has been limited.

April222014

For this reason the caves were closed to the public in 1963.

April212014

Bacteria, algae, and fungi began to jeopardize the integrity of the cave’s masterpieces.

April202014

A green fungus appeared on the cave walls, followed by a white one, and black stains.

April192014

In 1950, the first of many crises hit.

April182014

The excess production of carbon dioxide, water, and heat began to disturb the cave’s environment.

April172014

More than one million people visited the people between 1948 and 1963.

April162014

Nearly 2,000 painted and engraved figures—as well as hundreds of Paleolithic objects—were catalogued throughout the complex cave system.

April152014

Historians, filmakers, and photographers all wanted to document the caves.

April142014

News of the discovery spread quickly.

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