From daily The Independent in South Africa:
Ancient murals found near Euphrates
October 10 2007 at 02:01AM
Eric Coqueugniot said they were the oldest murals found in the Middle East.
“Geometric paintings – black, white and red – have been found on the wall of a house in Jadeh,” he said, adding that they were discovered in late September in a circular house with a diameter of about seven metres.
The house was in a riverside village dating from the start of the neolithic era in the Middle East, 9 000 years BC.
The researchers found numerous flint objects at the site along with a figurine of a man. – Sapa-AFP
Video about archaeology in Syria: here.