Recommended Viewing – Sacred stones

It’s simply magic and one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. A national treasure to equal Uluru and Kakadu, a vast and ancient art gallery in the outback And it’s being systematically destroyed…

Check out this great MSN video – Sacred stones.

“Dampier Archipelago contains the largest concentration of rock art in the world, estimated at perhaps a million Petroglyphs. The art is extraordinary in its range and diversity. Associated with the art is a rich archaeological record, including camp sites, quarries, shell middens and stone features. Many motifs and some stone features are connected to the beliefs and ceremonial practices of Aboriginal people in the Pilbara region today. The entire Archipelago is a continuous Cultural Landscape providing a detailed record of both sacred and secular life reaching from the present back into the past, perhaps to the first settlement of Australia.” ~ http://www.burrup.org.au/

BrianButler

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