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Ayers Rock

Friday, August 22, 2014

Whether you know it as Uluru or Ayers Rock, there’s simply no greater landmark in Australia that’s shrouded in such mystery and intrigue than this ancient monolith. Although it’s widely accepted that this iconic mass has been around for more than 550 million years, there is still much speculation as to how it came to exist. The Anangu people of Uluru have long passed down tales of how this rock was formed, many of which are sacred and can only be told by an Aboriginal elder. Geologists on the other hand, attribute natural erosion and heavy rainfall as the cause for Uluru separating from the nearby rocky ranges. Spirituality and science aside, Uluru attracts thousands of Australian and international visitors each year with many eager to discover this fascinating phenomenon for themselves.

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