Archaeologists fear climate change slowly erasing world's oldest cave painting in Indonesia

Jun 10, 2021, 08:45 PM(IST) Preshy Arora

The world's oldest cave painting is decaying at a rapid pace due to climate change, archaeologists said, as experts race against time to find ways to preserve the priceless prehistorical artwork in Indonesia. Found in 2017, the painting in a limestone cave in Indonesia's island of Sulawesi appears to be the earliest known pictorial record of storytelling and thought to date back 45,500 years.

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