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Indonesia 13 Dec 2019 | 7:00 AM

World’s oldest artwork found in Indonesian cave

Jakarta: An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene may be the world’s oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.Discovered two years ago on the island of Sulawesi, the 4.5m-wide painting features wild animals being chased by half-human hunters wielding what appear to be spears and ropes, said the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.