The recent discovery of what is believed to be the oldest painting known to man in the Caves of Nerja have been making headlines worldwide and prompting renewed interest in Nerja and the caves.

Britain’s the Daily Mail reports that “the world’s oldest works of art have been found in a cave on Spain’s Costa del Sol, scientists believe.

Experts claim that the six paintings of seals are at least 42,000 years old and are the only known artistic images created by Neanderthal man.

Professor Jose Luis Sanchidrian, from the University of Cordoba, described the discovery as ‘an academic bombshell’, as all previous art work has been attributed to Homo sapiens.”

The Times of India also ran with the same story, as did many other papers around the world.

Read more information on the story in our own report Oldest Paintings Found In Nerja Caves

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Is it true that previously the oldest known neanderthal drawings of this type in Nerja were found by explorers in the gents toilet in DBs cerca 1956 when it was last decorated?
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