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The incredible saga of the cosquer cave in comics


After having initiated its reconstitution, the discoverer of the “Lascaux des mers” will publish an album on May 18.

In Marseille, near the Old Port, 630,000 visitors have already descended into the reconstruction of the Cosquer cave, the only decorated underwater cave in the world.

Seated in nacelles, they glided among the stalactites and admired penguins, octopuses, jellyfish, mysterious geometric signs and horses engraved, poached and drawn thirty-three thousand years ago.

Far from the crowd, installed 26 kilometers away on the port of Cassis, Henri Cosquer, nicknamed "Le Barbu", never stops sharing his passion for this "Lascaux des mers" that he discovered there more than thirty years, under Cape Morgiou in the Calanques.

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, this “Indiana Jones” unveils his comic strip which will be released in bookstores on May 18.

"I recount my years 1985-1994 of successive explorations at 36 meters deep where I always went deeper into the underwater gallery until the discovery of these paintings and engravings as unexpected as prodigious",

explains THE…

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Source: lefigaro

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