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Aboriginal Rock Art

A bush walker has found a gallery of 4000 year old Aboriginal rock art not far from Sydney*. The gallery is remarkable for the number of images that have been painted, and that there is NO graffiti scrawled all over it.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/australasia/story.jsp?story=420846
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3035094.stm
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/07/01/1056825399651.html
http://www.austmus.gov.au/display.cfm?id=1287

"They show humans and god-like human and animal composites, such as birds, lizards and marsupials - including an extremely rare depiction of a wombat." I'm looking for a photo of that one, ursulav

The cave is only a few miles from where the wollemi pines were found.

How cool is this?









*Sydney, Australia
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  • Ping the_gneech

    I can see you joining this.

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    QI, hosted by Stephan Fry, with Alan Davis and various other guests. (YouTube, each episode broken into 3 parts.) A panel quiz show where the most…

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