Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Painting on the wall

This is completly new for me, you know.
I've never seen something like this.
The notice is from 11/10/2007.

Give me your honest answer on the question: what is this?
This is a painting on the wall of a house, yes.
The only "particularity" is, this painting is 11 000 years old. Not a period of modernism.
"Some of those who saw it have likened it to work by (Paul) Klee. Through carbon dating we established it is from around 9,000 BC."
Arheologists found it in northern Syria at the Neolithic settlement of Djade al-Mughara on the Euphrates, northeast of the city of Aleppo.

We are accustomed to paintings like animals ecc on the walls of caves and think people lived in that times there, passed the life near the fire without any comodities ecc. This is we heared from our teachers and saw in our schoolbooks.
I like archeology and hystory and from my school-years read many books about this things.

But in the last years I was many times surprized with the incredible for my knowleges archeological news about the life in "pre-hystorical" period. They spoke not only about simple houses. There were different great and little rooms in that houses with built-in furnitures and... even sitting baths and w.c. pans. (And somebody says WC pan was built 150 years ago!)

Our grandies said it to our dad's,our dad's said it to us: the modern people are tooo spoilt... but humans love comfort from the beginning of the life.


  1. How very strange. It would take a lot of studying to try to learn what it was intended to be, but after a short time, I wondered if it might not be something as simple as wall decoration? Without any particular meaning...

    Who knows!


  2. I think people like to decorate everything they can. Why not the wall in the own cave or house? To have it different from the cave of the neighbours, for example.

  3. The other day I posted a short take on Chinese paintings in
    The Chinese paintings evolved from abstract painting to what you have today, now, they paint landscapes, flowers, animals etc. The painting you posted must be from those times when people just do abstract art, I suppose.

  4. The art has to be abstract in one sense. :-)))
    I like very much this art of painting as that you write in that blog. I thought it's japanese art. And wrote about it once too here
    and there is address of a very special blog about it.


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