Archaeologists working for the Bavarian State Office for Historical Preservation came upon the primitive engravings in a cave near the southern city of Bamberg, a spokeswoman for the authority said.
|Archeologist and geologist Bernhard Häck who discovered the art.|
"They include schematic depictions of women's bodies and unidentifiable symbols, among other things," she said.
The ancient artists appear to have taken their inspiration for the erotic images from rock formations in the caves resembling breasts and penises and then carved the images in the walls of the cave, Ms Zarges said.
Die Zeit quoted geologist and archaeologist Bernhard Haeck, a member of the discovery team, as saying that the five-metre-long chamber in the cave may have been used for fertility rituals.
"It is a place full of magic," he said.
Ms Zarges said the examination of the site was still ongoing and thus closed to the public.
Source: Die Zeit