The first prehistoric figurative cave art in Balkans

At Romuald’s Cave in Istria were identified Palaeolithic rock art paintings. Besides graphic units such as dots, lines and colored marks, some images are identified as zoomorphic figures (a bison and an ibex) and as anthropomorphic figures. They were painted with red pigment and are 30 000 years old. It is the first example of figurative cave art discovered in the Balkan region. The visits to the cave are limited due to protective measures (to avoid disruption of a large maternity colony of bats (Myotis myotis) and to preserve the archeological site).

More about the discovery of the international team of archeologists, including archaeologists from the Archaeological Museum of Istria and the Department of Archeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, you can read at the link or in the article.