Battling to Save the Cave

Our cover story on the fragile state of the Lascaux cave caused readers to wonder anew at the treasures in southwestern France, and to worry over the threats posed both by natural damage and by the French authorities, who at times have seemed most concerned with protecting themselves

Thank you for shining a worldwide light on the crisis in Lascaux, France [May 15]. Clearly the cave and its irreplaceable paintings are still at grave risk. The French government must end its secretive handling of the cave, the crisis and attempted treatments. A truly international, independent group of scientists...

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