The sacred mountain that cannot be visited even with Google Maps

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Google Maps has decided to remove the images shared by its users at the top of the Mount Ulurulocated in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia.

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The reasons have to do with the fact that the site is considered sacred by the indigenous Ananguto which the territory located in the central area of ​​the country belongs, according to the Australian portal 9 News.

Therefore, local authorities in the first instance decided to deny tourists personal access to Uluru in October 2019. End of a climb of Mt. 348 meters high.

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In any case there was another way, not physical: the application allowed users to visit this place with a spiritual meaning for the ethnic group.

In this context, second RTthe platform removed the images after the agency Australian National Parks (Parks Australia) highlighted his concern to discover that it was possible to virtually “walk” or “visit” a space considered sacred.

“We ask that the content be removed in accordance with the wishes of the Anangu, the traditional owners of Uluru, and the video and photographic guidelines of the national park,” they said.

A spokesperson for Google Maps acknowledged that “the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park It is deeply sacred to the Anangu people. “

In addition, he noted that “as soon as Parks Australia raised their concerns, we decided to remove the images.”

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The custody of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was returned to its traditional owners in 1985 after a long campaign by the Anangu people.

However, it wasn’t until 2017 that the park council decided to ban climbing on Uluru and two years later the site was permanently closed.

The imposing beauty of Uluru, huge and reddish in the middle of the Australian desert, has it more than 348 meters high9 kilometers on the line and 2.5 kilometers underground. 4

Thousands and thousands of tourists like “ants”it is enough to see the path they formed while climbing to understand the comparison.

Source: Clarin

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