Saturday, October 19, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Ubirr (Obiri)

Some of the best galleries of Aboriginal X-ray style drawings, some are up to 40,000 years old. Three galleries are accessible to visitors. Location, GPS...

Red Hands Cave

This cave contains numerous 1,600 – 500 years old hand prints and stencils. There are numerous sites with such hand stencils in Australia. Location, GPS...

Nourlangie Rock (Nawurlandja)

Impressive cliff with numerous ancient shelters. Some, such as Anbangbang and Nangawulurr contain impressive paintings of mythological nature. Location, GPS coordinates: 12.8619 S 132.8123 E Categories: Petroglyphs and...

Ngamadjidj shelter (Cave of Ghosts)

Ancient shelter with ghostly white drawings created with clay. White color is associated with death and the spirit world. Location, GPS coordinates: 36.9261 S 142.3852 E Categories: Petroglyphs...

Murujuga stone arrangements

Diverse stone settings including tall menhirs, circular stone settings. Many stones are covered with petroglyphs. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.6456 S 116.7630 E Categories: Megaliths Values: Archaeology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and...

Murujuga cliff art

Over one million diverse petroglyphs, often showing also extinct animals such as the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus Harris) as well as the oldest representations...

Ku-ring-gai rock engravings

Diverse rock engravings in comparatively soft sandstone, including engravings of Emu constellation showing interpretation of star constellation in the sky. Location, GPS coordinates: 33.5929 S 151.2823...

Gwion Gwion art along Gibb River Road

Excellent samples of Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) style – sophisticated silhouettes of humans and other beings, often mythical ones. At least 17,000 years old. Multiple...

Billimina

Impressive, giant cliff face which is covered with more than 2,500 cliff drawings. Interesting feature is drawings of many bars in horizontal rows -...

Ala-Tey burial ground

Burial mound from Xiongnu period from the 2nd century BC - 1st century AD. Here have been made very rich, unlooted burials of Huns...