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June 7, 2006

World's Oldest Self-Portrait?

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Pictured above, it was discovered in a cave in Western France last December.

It was created about 27,000 years ago.

Pierre Sauvey of the Associated Press, for a story that appeared June 3, interviewed Jean-Yves Baratin, archaelogy curator for the Poitou-Charentes region where the cave is located.

Baratin said, "Two pieces of calcite that split were used to form the hair with two black horizontal strokes depicting the eyes. A vertical stroke formed the nose and another horizontal stroke the mouth."

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