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5,000-year-old stone carving in Kashmir may be oldest depiction of supernova

5,000-year-old stone carving in Kashmir may be oldest depiction of supernova

Kashmir is known as ‘Heaven on earth’ and adding to the myths and legends of this picturesque location, Indian astrophysicists have unearthed a nearly 5,000-year-old rock carving which, they believe, is the oldest record of supernova and sky chart found in human history. Known to be the earliest form of human expression, the rock carving was found in Burzahama region in Kashmir on an irregular stone slab the size of about 48 cm by 27 cm.