An international team of archaeologists newly identifyed mural paintings in a cave in Croatia as the first figurative art of the Balkans. The paintings, made with red colouring were dated as up to 34.000 years old.
The cave and the paintings were found in 2010 in Romualdova Pećina at Istria in Croatia. The team responsible for the study consisted of archaeologists from the University of Southampton and the University of Bordeaux. Dr Aitor Ruiz-Redondo worked with researchers from the universities of Cantabria (Spain), Newfoundland (Canada), Zagreb (Croatia) and the Archaeological Museum of Istria (Croatia).