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Feb 21 2021

11-thousand-year basalt painting shows beginning of counting by Syrian ancient human  

Damascus, SANA-A small basalt painting with a polished surface dating back to the Neolithic age is showcased at the Prehistoric Syrian Archeological Antiquities Department at Damascus National Museum. The painting was found at al-Jirf al-Hmar “Red Cliff” site on the Euphrates River in Aleppo Province, and it dates back to 9200 to 8800 A.D. On the front surface of the painting, one can see an inscription of an owl catching an insect in its feet, while the other surface contains drawings that represent bull heads. According to archeologists, this painting is one of the most important paintings as it represents …