Prehistoric paintings in the central Sahara, some as old as eight thousand years.

The Tassili N'Ajjer rock carvings as early as 8000 years old and wall paintings in (modern-day) Algeria depict Saharans harvesting the fruit of date-palm trees, a village with a herd of cattle, and defense of a flock of sheep from a lion.

These paintings of seals were discovered in the Nerja Caves near Malaga, Spain. They are at least 42,000 years old and are the only known artistic images created by Neanderthal man.

'The oldest work of art ever': 42,000-year-old paintings of seals found in Spanish cave

The world’s oldest works of art have been found in a cave on Spain’s Costa del Sol, scientists believe. Six paintings of seals are at least years old and are the only known artistic images created by Neanderthal man, experts claim.

Bushman Cave Paintings

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Gorgeous gazelle. Carved into a rock in the Sahara when it was green enough to support elephants, gazelle, cattle, rhinoceri, giraffes, and other large animals. 8000 - 3000 BC.

ancientart: “ Prehistoric petroglyph depicting a possibly sleeping antelope, located at Tin Taghirt on the Tassili n’Ajjer in southern Algeria. Photo courtesy & taken by Linus Wolf ”

Altamira Cave, Spain

Upper Paleolithic bison cave painting from Altamira cave, Spain, dated

Woman gathering honey, watercolor copy by F. Benitez Mellado of a Mesolithic (c. 10,000/8000–c. 3000 bce) painting in the Cueva de la Arana, near Bicorp, Spain; in the Museum of Prehistory, Valencia, Spain.

Woman gathering honey, watercolor copy by F. Benitez Mellado of a Mesolithic (c. 3000 bce) painting in the Cueva de la Arana, near Bicorp, Spain

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