germaine Greer writes this piece in The Guardian,
# Wednesday May 14 2008
(image linked from http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ )
“…Bits of Uluru, known for a tiny part of its long history as Ayers Rock, are now being returned from all over the world to the management of the Kaja Tjuta national park. Most come with a note saying simply ‘Sorry’…”
A desecration of an ancient a spiritual site..
Given teh aboriginal peoples of Australia and the ‘right’ for others to stomp over their sites.. I found this an interesting read… we may get a bit peeved if aboriginal people popped up to Westminster Abbey and knocked bits off for a keepsake… What about other sites .. nobody really has a ‘right’ to damage it.. and that also goes for us as archaeologists too… ?