MARCEL, France (AP) – The permanent virtual exhibition of one of France’s most famous prehistoric sites, the underwater cave of Kosker, should open its doors as concerns grow that it could be completely flooded by tides caused by climate change. .
On Saturday, visitors to the port city of Marseille will be able to see the Cosquer Mediteranee, a copy of the monument, which is more than 30,000 years old. The visual and audio “experience” shows copies of prehistoric paintings that made the cave world famous.
Kosker Cave was discovered in 1985 by diver Henri Kosker in deep waters off the coast of Marseille.
For many years the exhibition has offered the public the opportunity to discover a cave, only 20% of which now remains dry and accessible. Officials say the rest of the dry areas of the cave are at risk of flooding due to the effects of climate change.