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Neanderthals were artists? Here's what prehistoric cave paintings in Spain show

Prehistoric cave paintings in Spain add to increasing evidence that Neanderthals, whose lineage became extinct about 40,000 years ago, were not the unsophisticated relatives of Homo sapiens they been long been portrayed as.
Visitors walk in the "Room of the Stars", in a prehistoric cave where red ocher markings were painted on stalagmites by Neanderthals about 65,000 years ago, according to an international study, in Ardales, southern Spain(REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
Visitors walk in the "Room of the Stars", in a prehistoric cave where red ocher markings were painted on stalagmites by Neanderthals about 65,000 years ago, according to an international study, in Ardales, southern Spain(REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 06:36 PM IST
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Reuters | , Ardales, Spain

Palaeolithic cave paintings found in corner of NCR could be among oldest

The caves are nestled amid a maze of quartzite rocks in the Aravalli mountain ranges, just outside the national capital, and a stone’s throw from the region’s only surviving patch of primary forest, a holy grove called Mangar Bani.
A specimen of recently discovered paleolithic cave paintings in the Aravalli Range in Haryana, India. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A specimen of recently discovered paleolithic cave paintings in the Aravalli Range in Haryana, India. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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By Sadia Akhtar, New Delhi

Restored Ajanta caves paintings to be on display

As the discovery of Ajanta caves completes 200 years, Sir JJ School of Art will conduct a first-of-its-kind exhibition of 21 restored paintings of the caves.
Restored Ajanta caves paintings to be on display.(Trip Sparrow/Instagram)
Restored Ajanta caves paintings to be on display.(Trip Sparrow/Instagram)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 01:54 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande

How cave art shows that humans understood astronomy 40,000 years ago

Some of the world’s oldest cave paintings, found at sites across Europe, reveal that human ancestors may have had an advanced knowledge of astronomy as far back as 40,000 years ago, a study has found.
Human ancestors may have had an advanced knowledge of astronomy as far back as 40,000 years ago, says a study.(Unsplash)
Human ancestors may have had an advanced knowledge of astronomy as far back as 40,000 years ago, says a study.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 05:48 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent

Special bus boost for pahari tourism in Uttarakhand

Aiming to promote cultural tourism, the Uttarakhand government will soon launch special bus services for tourists to enjoy vibrant Pahari folk arts and traditions and places of cultural attractions including castles, temples and archaeological sites dotting the picturesque Himalayan landscape
Folk artistes perform during month-long Harela festival, in Nainital.(PTI)
Folk artistes perform during month-long Harela festival, in Nainital.(PTI)
Published on Jul 17, 2018 09:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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