'Cave of forgotten dreams' may hold earliest painting of volcanic eruption

  title={'Cave of forgotten dreams' may hold earliest painting of volcanic eruption},
  author={Ewen Callaway},
France's iconic Chauvet cave holds mysterious spray-shaped imagery, made around the time when nearby volcanoes were spewing lava. 
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