The complex of Grotte dell'Addaura, on Mount Pellegrino, consists of a few distinct cavities, but only two have representational evidence, Addaura I and II. In the scholarly literature there are various given names, respectively Grotta dei Bovidi or Antro Nero, adjacent to the famous Grotta delle Incisioni. The complex also includes the Grotta Perciata and the Grotta Addaura Caprara. Already an object of interest in the 1800's by naturalists interested in the sizable Pleistocene fauna, Jole Bovio Marconi and Luigi Bernabo Brea led excavations there in 1946-47.
Addaura I is a small cave that has two zoomorphic figures engraved on a rock wall.
Addaura II, the most well-known and significant, is a cavity a bit wider that has preserved the large panel with engravings, executed probably in four phases.