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Famed French cave paintings on exhibit in Chicago

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Stunning reproductions of the famed cave paintings of Lascaux are being displayed for the first time outside of France at an exhibit in Chicago opening on Wednesday. 

Visitors look at a copy of the 17,000 year old 'Swimming Stags Frieze' from the famed cave paintings of Lascaux, during a media preview in Chicago, on March 19, 2013. Stunning reproductions of the famed cave paintings of Lascaux are being displayed for the first time outside of France at an exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum.

Meticulously copied to the millimeter, these full-sized replicas are one of the only way to see these images, since the cave was closed to the public in 1963 in order to preserve the ancient masterpieces.

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