MARSEL, France (AP) — A permanent virtual exhibition of one of France’s most famous prehistoric sites, the Cosquer underwater cave, is set to open its doors as concerns grow that it could be completely flooded as a result of climate change-driven tides. .
From Saturday, visitors to the port city of Marseille will be able to see the Cosquer Mediteranee, a replica of a monument that is over 30,000 years old. The visual and sound “experience” features replicas of the prehistoric drawings that made the cave world famous.
Cave Cosker was discovered in 1985 by diver Henri Cosker in deep waters off the coast of Marseille.
The exhibition has been in the making for years and gives the public the opportunity to discover the cave, of which only 20% currently remains dry and accessible. Officials say the remaining dry sections of the cave are at risk of flooding due to the effects of climate change.
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