Located in the center of Australia, the massive rock formations of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) are the most prominent and well known sacred sites of the Aboriginal people. Rising 346 meters high, with a circumference of 9.4 kilometers and covering an area of 3.33 square kilometers, Uluru is the single largest rock monolith in the world.The beginning of Aboriginal settlement in the Uluru region some scholars estimate may actually date to 22,000 years ago.The aboriginal tribe of Anangu are the direct descendants of the original migrants into Australia and are responsible for the protection and appropriate management of these ancestral lands. To thePitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Anangu tribes Uluru represents the living core of their belief. No other place in Australia is so rich in mythology, song-lines and stories. The thirty-six rounded rocks of Kata Tjuta are located in the same National Park as Uluru.
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