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historyarch  ·  1390 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 44,000-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Painting Is Rewriting The History Of Art

One wonders how many images were created and destroyed or made out in the open where they wore away. I imagine conditions have to be just right to preserve drawings like these for thousands of years. It's not the same I know but looking at oil paintings that are 400 and 500 years old and many are faded.