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France: Chauvet cave paintings depict 36,000-year-old ...

By Sanskrity Sinha

January 16, 2016 10:43 GMT

A view of paintings of animal figures on the rock walls of the Chauvet cave where a new study suggests the oldest depiction of volcanic eruption could be found Getty Images

Stone paintings found in Chauvet cave in southern France could be the oldest known depiction of a volcanic eruption, a new study suggests. The paintings portray the occurrence of a...

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Spanish researchers discover 30,000 year-old cave paintings

Researchers have discovered four new sets of cave paintings in Cantabria, northern Spain, the oldest of which was made nearly 30,000 years ago - making it one of the earliest known examples of prehistoric art in the world.

The team from the Museum of Prehistory of Cantabria, led by Spanish prehistorian Roberto Ontañón, used cutting-edge imaging techniques to identify the drawings.

Twenty years ago, a speleologist - a scientist who studies caves - had informed archaeologists of the possible existence of ancient paintings in various rock cavities in Cantabria. However, the techniques available at the time were not sufficient...

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Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers: Is it worth $179m?

Pablo Picasso's "Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')" (Women of Algiers), which sold for $179.3m (Reuters)

At a staggering $179.3m (£115m), Picasso's Women of Algiers became the most expensive price paid for a single painting sold at auction on 11 May.

Christie's in New York saw several wealthy telephone bidders jostle for the artwork, but why?

Fine art has emerged as an alternative investment...

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Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi painting bought for $60 ...

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi painting bought for $60 in 1958 sells for record $450m in 2017

The 500-year-old painting made history as the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.

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Rediscovered Leonardo da Vinci painting smashes record for any artwork sold at auction Reuters

A painting by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci has made it into the record books, after it was bought for...

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Afcon 2017: Which Premier League players will be called up ...

Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Eric Bailly and the Premier League stars set for Afcon 2017

IBTimes UK lists every top-flight player likely to be called up for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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January 5, 2017 12:28 GMT

Sadio Mane played 66 minutes of Senegal's victory over Namibia in Dakar on Saturday SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images

Qualifying for the latest edition of the Africa Cup of Nations...

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