Photo: Egypt's Oldest Known Art Identified, Is 15,000 Years Old



Etchings at Qurta, located about 400 miles (640 kilometers) south of Cairo, Egypt, depict a now extinct species of wild cow.

The rediscovered artwork—similar in look and age to iconic paintings in Spain and France—pushes "Egyptian art, religion, and culture back to a much earlier time," archaeologists say.

Photographs courtesy Dirk Huyge


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