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Stage 3 Geography: A Diverse & Connected World (2016)

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The Great Wall. The Great Wall In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north.

The Great Wall

Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance. La Grande Muraille Vers 220 av. السور العظيم قرابة العام 220 ق.م. Source: UNESCO/ERI 长城 公元前约220年,秦始皇下令将早期修建的一些分散的防御工事连接成一个完整的防御系统,用以抵抗来自北方的侵略。

Великая Китайская Стена В 220-х гг. до н.э. во времена правления Цинь Шихуанди участки построенных ранее укреплений были сведены в единую оборонительную систему против вторжений с севера. Great Wall of China, History, Gallery of Pictures, Travel Guide, News, Discovery & Research. Mount Fuji - National Geographic Society. Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan.

Mount Fuji - National Geographic Society

The mountain contributes to Japan's physical, cultural, and spiritual geography. Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan, standing at 3,776 meters (12,380 feet). It is an active volcano, sitting on a "triple junction" of tectonic activity: the Amurian plate (associated with the Eurasian tectonic plate), the Okhotsk plate (associated with the North American plate) and the Filipino plate all converge in the region beneath Mount Fuji. It is only 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Tokyo, Japan's capital and largest city.

Fuji San. Mt.

Fuji San

Fuji, Japan Mt. Fuji, or Fuji San, is frequently - and mistakenly - called the most sacred mountain in Japan. While there is no such thing as a 'most sacred' mountain in Japan (or the world for that matter), Fuji has become famous as a national symbol because it is the highest peak in the country at 12,388 feet, it is one of the most perfect volcano cones in existence, and it is visible (on rare clear days) from the city of Tokyo, only 60 miles away. Much younger than most Japanese mountains, Fuji began to rise only 25,000 years ago and had assumed its general form by 8000 BC. Mt. Kailash. Mt.

Mt. Kailash

Kailash, Tibet (Enlarge) A great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 feet, Mt. Kailash has the unique distinction of being the world's most venerated holy place at the same time that it is the least visited. The supremely sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Kailash is seen by no more than a few thousand pilgrims each year. This curious fact is explained by the mountain's remote location in far western Tibet. How long have people been coming to this sacred mountain? Hindus believe Mt.Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Kailash is sacred to other religions as well. Mount Wollumbin. Mt.

Mount Wollumbin

Wollumbin, Australia The sacred mountain of Wollumbin is located in a warm subtropical rainforest approximately 120 kilometers south of Brisbane in the state of New South Wales. Rising to 1156 meters (3793 ft), it is a holy place to many Aboriginal Communities. Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Uluru (Ayers Rock) with Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) in the distance, Australia (Enlarge) Throughout the ages many cultures have conceived of geographic space and expressed those conceptions in a variety of ways.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

One expression of these conceptions has been the establishment of sacred geographies. Sacred geography may be broadly defined as the regional (and even global) geographic locating of sacred places according to various mythological, symbolic, astrological, geodesical, and shamanic factors. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Overview - World Heritage Places. Northern Territory Overview The immense rock formation of Uluru and rock domes of Kata Tjuta are remarkable geological and landform features set on a sand plain.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Overview - World Heritage Places

They have special significance to the Anangu people as their Tjurkurpa (traditional law). Uluru is a huge, rounded, red sandstone monolith 9.4 kilometres in circumference rising to over 340 metres above the plain. Aboriginal Uluru Dreamtime Story - Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia. Uluru and Aboriginal Culture - Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia. The area around Uluru was settled thousands of years ago, and although it was ‘discovered’ by the white man in the 1800s, Uluru and Aboriginal culture are very much entwined today.

Uluru and Aboriginal Culture - Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia

In fact, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is sacred to the local Pitjantjatjara tribe that live here. It was said to have come about during the much fabled Dreamtime. Although people have been visiting and climbing Uluru for years, the Aborigines would prefer they didn’t. Aboriginal ancestors walked the path that tourists do today, and many of the caves around the rock hold deep meanings for them and contain ancient rock paintings. Uluru is a World Heritage site, and although part of a protected national park, there may come a time when it could be off-limits to climbers. Why is Uluru sacred? Aboriginal culture dictates that Uluru was formed by ancestral beings during Dreamtime.

Aboriginal artwork in the Kimberley could be among oldest in the world, scientists say. Updated Archaeologists and Aboriginal elders are hoping the most comprehensive study of rock art in the Kimberley region will confirm the images are among the oldest made by humans anywhere in the world.

Aboriginal artwork in the Kimberley could be among oldest in the world, scientists say

More than a dozen scientists took part in two field trips to study remote faces on Dambimangari and Balanggarra country. They used pioneering techniques to collect and analyse hundreds of samples to narrow down the timeframes in which the striking images of people, animals and shells were made. Professor Peter Veth, from the University of Western Australia, said they were expecting to have the first results through by the end of the year. Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Video: Is this the world's oldest rock art? "We expect some of those dates to be old, and some of them will be extremely old," he said. Establishing firm dates for rock art is notoriously difficult, but dates of around 40,000 years have been recorded for images in Indonesia and Spain. Wandjina – Rock Art of the Kimberley » Brolga Healing Journeys. Visiting a Wandjina site is, without doubt, the most dramatic experience in rock art.

The Wandjina is an ancient, powerful, mysterious and deeply spiritual symbol. The Wandjina represents the creator spirit for the Aboriginal people of the Kimberley region. These striking figures, some dating back thousands of years, are found throughout the Kimberley in rock art sites. The Aboriginal people treat these sites with respect and caution, indeed often approaching Wandjina sites with a wariness bordering on fear.

The Aboriginals tend not to stay at the sites for long, for they believe that the Wandjina are present at the sites, and you don’t want to anger them by overstaying your welcome. Native gap conservation reserve. Australian Sacred Sites. Australian Sacred Sites Aboriginal sacred sites are areas or places in Australia of significant Aboriginal Australian meaning within the animist context of the localised indigenous belief system. Most are somehow related to Aboriginal mythology, known as 'The Dreaming, or The Dreamtime'. The Dreaming / Dreamtime is a term used to refer collectively to aboriginal religious beliefs. These beliefs endeavour to explain the questions of ultimate human reality, including the origins of humans and animals.

The dreaming is a constant phenomenon which includes the past, present and future. Particular tribes had their own totem which was an animal often native to their tribe's territory. The Legend of the Three Sisters. Dream Time Story of the 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains. The beauty of the Blue Mountains is shrouded in a veil of mystery and outstanding natural splendour.

Silver mist rises from the green cloaked rainforest, golden peaks reach towards the sky and down in the valleys waterfalls gush to feed the scented eucalyptus trees. One of the most spectacular landmarks of this world heritage site has to be The Three Sisters. Three Sisters declared an Aboriginal place. Department of the Environment and Energy.