Australia has an amazing place in Western Australia on the Burrup Peninsula, or Murujuga in the traditional language, that could have around a million rock artworks and is tens of thousands of years old. But very few people in Australia, let alone the rest of the world, has heard about it. The rock at 6 minutes, 23 seconds is really interesting, it doesn't appear to be artwork, but some kind of counting system, which would make it the oldest counting system in the world, older than even the Sumerian counting system. The artwork shows ice age animals that have been extinct for a long time and the artwork is distinctly different from most other Aboriginal artwork. 



So why does this place get so little attention? It's because of a gas plant on the Burrup Peninsula. Gas makes more money for Western Australia than artwork does and the Australian government and media have no sense of heritage at all. Any country that had artwork this old and in such large numbers would be bragging about it in all the tourism brochures, but Australia does the exact opposite, they ignore it as much as possible. For a country that's only two hundred years old, the Burrup Peninsula should be a big boost to Australia's history, but Australia prefers a temporary resource to something that means so much more on a cultural and spiritual level. Imagine putting a gas plant, or some other industrial monstrosity, right next to, or even partially built over the Louvre Museum, the Vatican, the Forbidden City in China, the pyramids of Egypt etc, the stupidity is that high.

The phenomenon called the stairway to the Moon on the nearby on Hearson's Cove maybe another reason why the Burrup Peninsula was so important to the Aborigines. On certain nights the Moon looks like it's connecting to the Earth and most ancient cultures were fascinated by the sky. It's possible that ceremonies were done on these nights when the Moon connected with the Earth.



The picture below could be the oldest face that has ever been created, think about the significance of that.