VR brings off-limits ancient cave art to you

The Lascaux caves have been off limits for decades

Location: Lascaux Cave, France

Visitors can now view the caves with virtual reality headsets

(SOUNDBITE) (French) CONSERVATION MANAGER AT THE LASCAUX CAVES SINCE 2009, MURIEL MAURIAC, SAYING:

"The interest of this visit is to show things that cannot be easily reproduced in a printout, notably two sectors that are still unseen by the public."

The caves were discovered in 1940 when a boy's dog fell down a hole

The animal and human paintings date back 17,000 years ago

The caves were closed in 1963 due to concerns about damage

The tour lasts for 45 minutes

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