Cave drawings dating back to the early Stone Age by fishermen in Turkey have been discovered

Cave drawings

15.10.2018

Stunning cave drawings dating back to the early Stone Age have been discovered by fishermen in Turkey.

The historic art was revealed after water from the Ataturk Dam was drained away.

The director of the country's Adiyaman Museum said that the drawings included human and animal figures - notably scenes of hunters chasing prey.

It's believed they were created with a rudimentary carving method.

The drawings, which are still in a good condition, were discovered in the Kahta district of the southeastern Adiyaman province.

Still in good condition, one of the etchings depicts a scene where men with horses chase a chevrotain, also known as mouse-deer.

Meanwhile, another appears to show wild goat hunting.

The stretch of rock face that features the drawings is 26 ft (eight metres) long and two feet (70 centimetres) wide.

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