Friday 10 January 2014

Archaeologists’ challenge of determining ‘World’s oldest mural painting’ or 'map'

An ancient mural found in central Turkey’s 9, 000 year-old village points to it as world’s oldest landscape painting or map, a new archaeological finding suggests.

A reproduced copy of the ancient mural painting or map
It has been recalled that in the 1960s, a British archaeologist James Mellaart, had noted that a mural depicted an eruption of a volcano with two peaks.

But Axel Schmit, a geologist at the University of California, Los Angeles told Capital Public Radio: "In volcano textbooks or textbooks about cartography and mapping, they would always in their introduction mention this mural and that it's potentially the oldest map, and the oldest depiction of a volcanic eruption.” MORE HERE.

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