Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Discovered: Oil Painting did not originate in Europe

Yesterday the Associated Press ran several stories regarding the recent discovery of cave paintings in the Afghan region of Bamiyan. Ironically, the works were discovered behind the site where the Taliban destroyed two ancient Buddha statues (built in 507 AD and 554 AD) in 2001. Scientists in Japan have confirmed that the paintings were made with oil, and that they predate European oil paintings by hundreds of years.

Read the full story here.

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