44,000-year-old cave art in Indonesia is ‘world’s oldest’

News: According to a study published in the journal “Nature”, the oldest animal drawing has been found in Indonesia.


  • The painting has been discovered in a cave called Leang Bulu’Sipong 4 in the south of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It has been found to be 44,000 years old.

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Prehistoric paintings in India:

  • Prehistoric paintings were first discovered in Bhimbetka caves in Madhya Pradesh in 1957–58 by eminent archaeologist V.S. Wakankar.
  • Some of the examples of sites early rock paintings are Lakhudiyar in Uttarakhand, Kupgallu in Telangana, Piklihal and Tekkalkotta in Karnataka, Bhimbetka and Jogimara in Madhya Pradesh.