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Spain officially homes to world’s oldest cave art. An analysis of a red disk painted on a wall in El Castillo cave in northern Spain has dated the work back 40,800 years, making it the world’s oldest cave art.
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This undated photo shows a detail of the 'Panel of Hands' in El Castillo Cave, Spain, showing red disks and hand stencils made by blowing or spitting paint onto the wall. A date from a disk shows the painting to be older than 40,800 years, making it the oldest known cave art in Europe. Pedro Saura/AAAS/AP