This is the type of stuff I absolutely love to read about: An ancient painting of an exploding volcano has been linked to a real-life eruption that happened in and around that same time in Turkey:
The bottom line is that the painting is about 9000 years old and scientists have been able to determine that the Hasan Dag volcano erupted “8,970 years ago, plus or minus 640 years, according to a new dating technique that analyzes zircon crystals in volcanic rock“.
Which means that the painting was probably made in and around the same time the volcano actually erupted. Therefore the painting may well be our very distant ancestors making a note of something they personally witnessed!
Fascinating, fascinating stuff!