The engraved images of two giraffes, estimated to be some yrs old, have been found atop a sandstone outcrop in the Sahara Desert of northeastern Niger. One is more than 20 feet high. They are among the finest examples of African rock art .
Chauvet France Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately years ago.