Tag: Rock

Hittite Rock Art Reveals Cosmological View of the Universe – ARTnews.com

Researchers may have uncovered the meaning behind a 3,200-year-old series of more than 90 rock-cut reliefs at Yazilikaya Rock Temple in central Turkey. According to a new study published last week in the Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, these elaborate limestone carvings of gods, monsters, and animals provide insight into the way the people of the millennia-old Hittite kingdom understood the cosmos. The temple was ...

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Australia’s Oldest Rock Art Identified—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines SCIENTISTS IN AUSTRALIA HAVE DETERMINED VIA RADIOCARBON DATING that a painting of a kangaroo on sandstone in Western Australia is more than 17,000 years old, the Guardian reports. That makes it the oldest known example of rock art on the continent. On the other side of the world, activists argue that a proposed solar power ...

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People News Roundup: Australian music promoter Gudinski dies; Rock photography meets streets art in Mick Rock and more

Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Australian music promoter Gudinski dies at 68 Prominent Australian music promoter Michael Gudinski, best known for helping globalise some of the country's biggest stars, including Kylie Minogue, died in his sleep on Tuesday, his music label said in a statement. Mushroom Records, the independent record label Gudinski founded at 20 that championed the careers of ...

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Asia Minute: Australia’s Oldest Rock Art

Here’s a news story that goes back tens of thousands of years. It’s about a development this week involving an indigenous culture in the Asia Pacific, a rock painting, and a kangaroo. It turns out the oldest known example of rock art in Australia is a painting of a kangaroo, and scientists say it’s more than 17,000 years old. The likeness was painted in ...

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Patti Smith Joins Artist Anne Imhof To Rock In London’s New Year 

American Punk Rock legend Patti Smith and Golden Lion, Venice Biennale winner the German artist Anne Imhof will ring in 2021 in Piccadilly Circus.  A moving tribute to 100 NHS and healthcare workers who passed away this year from COVID-19 Patti Smith and her Band will mark the beginning of 2021 with a 10-minute performance at midnight on the Piccadilly Lights screen. Anne Imhof ...

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Ancient Rock Paintings Uncovered in Amazon Rainforest – ARTnews.com

Tens of thousands of prehistoric paintings have been found on rocks in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest. According to a report by the Guardian, archaeologists are calling the works “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients,” with the creations dating as far back as 12,500 years ago. Depicted in the newly discovered paintings human figure, ice age animals, handprints, and abstracted forms, The paintings were reportedly uncovered ...

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‘Sistine Chapel of the ancients’ rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest | Archaeology

One of the world’s largest collections of prehistoric rock art has been discovered in the Amazonian rainforest.Hailed as “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients”, archaeologists have found tens of thousands of paintings of animals and humans created up to 12,500 years ago across cliff faces that stretch across nearly eight miles in Colombia.Their date is based partly on their depictions of now-extinct ice age ...

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