The “Sistine Chapel” was discovered in the Colombian Amazon, in a remote and wild region.
Archaeologists in the Amazon were taken aback by an imposing wall covered in ancient cave paintings.
The “Sistine Chapel,” with graphic records dating back 12,500 years, was discovered in a remote and untamed section of Colombia’s Amazon.
The paintings are over 13 kilometers long and date from the Ice Age. They are found in the Serrana de Chiribiquete National Natural Park.
According to multiple specialists cited by the BBC, the period to which the records would correspond was assessed by the number of animals portrayed that are already extinct.
Nothing was known about this location until a few years ago, but this marvel was revealed thanks to Colombian archaeologist and anthropologist Carlos Castro.
The journey to the Colombian Amazon, this expert was diverted and discovered this collection of murals with over 75,000 cave paintings.
In the artwork, the jaguar is the main character.
Castro, author of “Chiribiquete, the cosmic make of the jaguar men,” spoke to BBC Mundo about the investigation’s progress.
These paintings may date from “the earliest stages of the settlement of America,” according to Castro, “since the dates that we have found there are not only extraordinarily old.”
He further stated that uncontacted or secluded indigenous people continue to paint this art.
“One of the major consequences of this location is that we’ve confirmed that art is still being utilized and painted. By uncontacted indigenous tribes or at least involuntary seclusion, making it the only place we know of where this still happens.”
This mountain range is 300 kilometers long and 50 kilometers wide at its widest point in the south.
Thousands of Internet users have been amazed by the images, yet some have distorted the art due to the paintings’ pristine condition.
This Colombian national park was designated by UNESCO as a cultural and biological heritage of humanity in 2018 when the link was dubbed the “Sistine Chapel” of Latin American archeology.