An aquatic system had been discovered by archaeologists named the Budj Bim

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An aquatic system had been discovered by archaeologists, named the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, years ago and was recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List last year; this landscape was made up of channels, weirs and dams built from volcanic rocks. According to MSN News, all of these aquatic systems were built by a people called the Gunditjmara who lived more than 6,600 years ago; this makes them older than the Egyptian pyramids! As mentioned in the article, “…additional sections were revealed by the fires that have ripped through the state in December” (Cheung, 2019). “”When we returned to the area, we found a channel hidden in the grass and other vegetation. It was about 25 meters (82 feet) in length, which was a fairly substantial size”” a Gunditjmara representative and project manager for Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, Denis Rose, was quoted in Cheung’s (2019) article. It is truly amazing what historical discoveries are being made in Australia, but it’s disheartening to know that the cost of these discoveries come at the cost of the lives of people and animals claimed by the bushfires. As stated in the article by Cheung (2019), “According to the Aboriginal Corporation's website, the aquaculture system -- which is part of the Budj Bim National Park -- it was built by the indigenous population using the abundant volcanic rocks from a now-dormant volcano in the area.

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