Studies needed on Gua Kanthan drawings to determine origin

Perak Natural Heritage Geopark Tourist Guides Association members found the cave drawings when they explored Gua Kanthan. – Bernama

A LOCAL heritage association has discovered cave drawings it estimates to be between 2,500 and 4,000 years old in Gua Kanthan, Chemor in Ipoh, Perak.Several drawings on the walls and roof of the cave looked as though they had been made using dark charcoal and red colouring in the shape of boats, humans, the sun and animals.

The association’s team also found snail shells, believed to be of the “Brotia Spinola” type, and the skeletal remains of a turtle.

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