Thursday, October 11, 2007

From 9000 BC - the world's oldest painting?


This 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, team leader Eric Coqueugniot told Reuters.

"It looks like a modernist painting. Some of those who saw it have likened it to work by (Paul) Klee. Through carbon dating we established it is from around 9,000 B.C.," Coqueugniot said.

Looks like thoughts were being illustrated 11,000 years ago. Quite a legacy.

1 comment:

Holly Glaser said...

It looks like a map of a city, as seen from above. There is a river (curvered line), and different rectangular lots on a grid. They appear to be multiples of a standard area.

My guess is that this map was in the assessor's office.

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