Saturday, October 2, 2010

' Oldest painting '

French archaeologists have discovered an 11,000-year-old wall painting underground in northern Syria which they believe is the oldest in the world.

The 2 square-meter painting, in red, black and white, was found at the Neolithic settlement of Djade al-Mughara on the Euphrates, northeast of the city of Aleppo.

It looks like a modernist painting. Through carbon dating, it is established it is from around 9,000 B.C.


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