Indian researchers say carves found in Kashmir may be the oldest depiction of a succumbing superstar ever discovered
For decades, stone carvings unearthed in the Himalayan territory of Kashmir were thought to depict a hunting scene. But the presence of two celestial objects in the depicts has piqued the interest of a group of Indian astronomers.
They have proposed another theory. According to a study published in the Indian Journal of History of Science, the Kashmir rock depicts may be the oldest depiction of a supernova, the final explosion of a dying starring, ever discovered.
Archaeologists procured the carvings nearly half a century ago in Kashmir’s Burzahama site, where the oldest settlements have been dated to about 4,300 BC. It proved two hunters, a bull, and two beaming disks in the sky initially speculated to be two suns.
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