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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.

Science & Technology 22 Nov 2018 | 6:00 AM

40,000yo rock art by ice age Asian cavemen rewrites human history

Newly-discovered ancient cave art in Borneo has fuelled the idea that prehistoric humans in Southeast Asia played a key role in one of the most important innovations in human history.

Malaysia 08 Jun 2018 | 8:00 AM

Buddha was here: 10 places of historical significance for Buddhists

Indian art historian and photographer Benoy K Behl walked in Buddha's footsteps to create a list of the Top 10 Buddhist sites worldwide, based on historical significance and art.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 8:42 AM

Primitive art: Neanderthals were Europe's first painters

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes.

Photos 07 Feb 2017 | 2:23 AM


Preparing for this coming Thaipusam... 10 months old Agilan Jeeva getting a shave at one of the shops in Batu Cave. Art Chen / The Star.

Africa 07 Jul 2016 | 6:56 AM

Somalia's cave art faces a rocky future

Ancient cave art in Somalia is in dire need of protection.

Education 28 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Getting aid for deserving projects

Teachers are taking a different route to raise cash for initiatives that will benefit students.