Rock-cut cave

Watch: The Oldest Known Story 

Griffith University researchers recently discovered artwork on a cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi that turns out to be about 44,000 years old. This first known narrative tells one of the simplest and most resonant stories we have: a tale of the hunter and the hunted.

Elephanta Caves, Bombay

This Johnson and Henderson image shows the outer facade of one of the caves on the island of Elephant in Bombay. Originally called Gharapuri and identified as the capital of the Mauryas in the Konkan, the island is spread across two hillocks separated by a narrow valley and dotted with numerous archaeological remains going as… Read more »

Musicians, Karlee

This is a late 19th century photograph of a group of musicians at Karle Caves by an unidentified photographer. On the backdrop can be seen buddha figures meditating, and a row of elephants all carved onto the monolithic structure. The musicians appear to be in motion playing an assortment of instruments, which include Nagaras, and… Read more »