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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K068: About Indonesia - World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia 印尼發現全球最古老洞穴壁畫峇里島學生用椰子繳學費

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K068: About Indonesia - World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting:a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia.

考古學家發現世界上已知最古老的洞穴壁畫:一幅實物大小的野豬壁畫 ,創作於距今至少4萬5500年前的印尼。

The finding described in the journal Science Advances on Wednesday provides the earliest evidence of human settlement of the region.

《科學先端》期刊中敘述的發現,為人類曾在當地居住提供最久遠的證據。

Co-author Maxime Aubert of Australia’s Griffith University told AFP it was found on the island of Sulawesi in 2017 by doctoral student Basran Burhan, as part of surveys the team was carrying out with Indonesian authorities.

研究共同作者、澳洲格里菲斯大學考古學教授奧伯特告訴法新社,該研究團隊與印尼當局合作,團隊成員、該校博士生布爾漢2017年在印尼蘇拉威西島發現壁畫。

The Leang Tedongnge cave is located in a remote valley enclosed by sheer limestone cliffs, about an hour’s walk from the nearest road.

(壁畫所在的)「Leang Tedongnge」洞穴地處偏遠的山谷,被石灰岩懸崖包圍,走到距離最近的道路約需1小時的步行路程。

Measuring 136 by 54 centimeters the Sulawesi warty pig was painted using dark red ochre pigment and has a short crest of upright hair, as well as a pair of horn-like facial warts characteristic of adult males of the species.

壁畫中的蘇拉威西疣豬身長136公分、寬54公分, 以暗紅赭石顏料繪製,背上有一列豎起的短鬃毛,面部還有一對角狀疣,是成年公豬的特徵。

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Students In Bali Can Pay Tuition Fees With Coconuts Amid Pandemic 疫病大流行期間 峇里島學生可用椰子繳學費

A hospitality college in Bali, Indonesia, has begun accepting coconuts as tuition payment as students face economic hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

印尼峇里島一所餐飲管理學院已開始接受椰子做為學費支付,因為學生因冠狀病毒大流行而面臨經濟困難。

When students at the Venus One Tourism Academy pay their fees with coconuts, the college will use them to harvest virgin coconut oil, UPI reported.

合眾國際社報導,當「金星一號餐旅學院」的學生用椰子繳學費時,校方將用它們提煉成初榨椰子油。

Alternatively, students can pay with leaves from other selected tropical plants which can be converted into herbal soap and be sold to raise money for the academy.

做為替代選擇,學生也可以用辣木和雷公根等其他選定的熱帶植物葉子來抵學費,這些葉子可以被製成草藥皂出售,為學院籌款。

"Initially, the tuition payment scheme was paid in three installments, with the first installment at 50 per cent, the second 20 at per cent and the third at 30 per cent," Venus One Tourism Academy’s director Wayan Pasek Adi Putra told local news.

金星一號餐旅學院校長普特拉告訴當地媒體《Bali Puspa新聞》表示,「原本學費繳交分3期,第一期繳50%,第二期20%,第三期則是30%」。

Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1414475 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1422914

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