Spain – 2 Euro, Cave of Altamira, 2015
The Cave of Altamira is a cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands. It was the first cave in which prehistoric cave paintings were discovered. When the discovery was first made public in 1880, it led to a bitter public controversy between experts which continued into the early 20th century, since many did not believe prehistoric man had the intellectual capacity to produce any kind of artistic expression. The acknowledgment of the authenticity of the paintings, which finally came in 1902, changed the perception of prehistoric human beings. It is located near the town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, Spain, 30 km west of the city of Santander. The cave with its paintings has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
2 EURO COMMEMORATIVE
Issue year: 2015
Face Value: 2 Euro
Customers who bought this product also bought:
Commemorative coin 2 euro of Spain 2014, dedicated to the accession to the throne, showing the portraits of Juan Carlos and Felipe VI.
France, commemorative coin 2 euro, 70 years of peace in Europe, 2015.
Latvia 2 Euro coin 2015 commemorating Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Portugal, commemorative coin 2 Euro, 2015, 500 years of the first contacts with Timor.