Scientists Have Discovered the World’s Oldest Figurative Art: a 40,000-Year-Old Cave Painting of Cattle

Scientists have identified the oldest figurative art in the world, and it can be found in a cave in the Borneo jungle. Created more than 40,000 years ago, the faint image depicts wild cattle, painted in iron oxide, or ocher. The cave, in Kalimantan, Indonesia, also features ancient hand stencils and more recent paintings of human figures, from 13,000 to 20,000 years ago.

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