Archaeologists discovered the oldest cave art in the world. It is a life-size photo of a wild boar, which was painted in Indonesia at least 45,500 years ago. The photo was found in Leang Tedongnge cave in a remote valley in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
♦ Sulawesi Warthog painting can be traced back at least 45,500 years ago.
♦ It shows a pig with short upright hair on the top of the head and a pair of horn-shaped warts in front of the eyes, which are characteristic of adult male Sulawesi warthogs.
♦ The Sulawesi Warthog is the most commonly depicted animal in the island’s ice age rock art, which shows that they have long been regarded as food and the focus of creative thinking and artistic expression.
♦ The pig was painted with red stone paint and seems to be observing the fighting or social interaction between the other two warthogs.
♦ The oldest rock art “scene” is at least 43,900 years old, depicting a mixture of animals and animals hunting Sulawesi warthogs and dwarf animals It was discovered by the same research team at a nearby limestone cave site.
Cave Paintings in India:
♦ Ajanta Cave is located in the Aurangabad area of Maharashtra. Ajanta’s famous murals are of dying princesses, flying fairies and missionary Buddha.
♦ Ellora is located in the Aurangabad region of Maharashtra. This cave is popular for the largest monolithic excavation in the world-the great Kailasa.
♦ Elephanta is located on the Elephanta Islands in Mumbai. The Elephanta team has excavated 7 caves.
♦ Bhimbetka is located between Hoshangabad and Bhopal, at the foot of Vindhya Mountain. It has one of the oldest paintings in India and the world.