Places That Should Be World Heritage Sites

By Hadley Keller - 2014-07-10T18:31:06Z

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Cave of El Castillo

Cantabria, Spain

Researchers believe that the 48,000-year-old paintings on these cave walls were created by Neanderthals, making them the Earth’s first painters, and providing a stark contrast to the traditional view of Neanderthals as boorish animals. By comparison, cave paintings in France’s Ardeche region are practically new at 36,000 years, yet they received World Heritage status in UNESCO’s latest ruling.

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