The Oldest Painting – level 1
Scientists find a very old painting. It is the oldest animal painting in the world. The painting is in a cave in the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The place is very exciting.
It is near a big city. It is in the mountains in a secret valley. Scientists search the place for many months. The painting shows a wild pig. It is very clear. The pig has a head, tail, and legs. Two human hands are next to the pig.
Scientists are lucky. A mineral is on the painting. They study the mineral. It helps them know how old the painting is. The painting is 45,500 years old.
Difficult words: cave (a large hole in a hill or a mountain), valley (a low place between hills or mountains), mineral (a natural element that grows in rocks and in the earth).
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