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The world’s oldest cave murals are exposed dating back to 45,000 years ago.

The world's oldest cave murals are exposed dating back to 45,000 years ago.

On January 14, 2021, local time, in Sulawesi, Indonesia, archaeologists found a mural dating back to more than 45,000 years ago, with a portrait of wild boar. In response, the scientific research team of Glifith University in Australia said that this is the world's earliest cave mural found so far.

January 14th According to an AFP report on January 14, archaeologists recently found the oldest cave mural in the world in Sulawesi, Indonesia, dating back at least 45,500 years ago.

The discovery was published in the journal Advances in Science on the 13th.

According to Maxim Obert of Griffith University in Australia, one of the co-authors of the study, Ph.D. student Baslan Burhan found the mural in Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2017.

The mural painted a portrait of a wild boar and painted in a dark red ochre.

On January 14, 2021 local time, in Sulawesi, Indonesia, archaeologists found a mural dating back more than 45,000 years ago in one of the oldest caves in the region, with a portrait of wild boars.

The cave where the mural is located is located in a remote valley surrounded by steep limestone cliffs, about an hour’s walk from the nearest highway. Due to the flooding during the rainy season, it can only be entered during the dry season.

Obert, a dating expert, determined that the calcite deposit formed above the painting is 45,500 years old. This means that the painting can be traced back to at least 45,500 years ago.

He explained, “But it may be older, because we only determine the calcite dating on it by measuring it.”

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