Millennia-old cave art, earthenware discovered in Krabi

PHUKET: Ancient drawings and earthenware estimated to be between 2,000 and 3,000 years old have been discovered in Krabi’s Ao Luek district.

Local villagers came across the archaeological site while looking for guano to fertilize their crops. On discovery, the villagers notified the Krabi Environmental and Cultural Preservation Committee of their thrilling find.

Members of the committee visited the location, Manora Cave, which is located 1.5 kilometers from the nearest village settlement.

“We found more than 20 drawings of geometric patterns, boats and fish, all of which look similar in style to drawings found at the nearby Karos Cliff, famous for its ancient artwork,” said Committee head Niwat Wattanayomanaporn, who led an inspection team of 15 into the cave.

“We also found fractured earthenware, which we estimate to be between 2,000 and 3,000 years old,” he said.

The committee is preparing documentation to send to the Fine Arts Department concerning the discovery.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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