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The most famous megaliths of Russia

Megaliths, huge buildings made of massive stone blocks, are found in our country. In Russia, such structures quite a lot, but they are not known as the famous Stonehenge in the UK or Ollantaytambo in Peru. Ancient megalithic structures are found on the territory of Russia, we will look at next.

First where to start our journey is a Mountain Vottovaara is the highest peak of Western-Karelian elevation — 417,3 m above sea level. The mountain area of 6 sq km.

The place is just full of strange artifacts after which begin to think about ancient advanced technology in stone processing, let’s look at the photo.

Mountain Vottovaara.

Scattered blocks of megaliths.

The middle block is cut at an angle of 90 degrees or freak of nature? Continue reading

Seids, Nuraghe, menhirs: what do they contribute?

Stonehenge — the most famous of the megaliths — for centuries stirred the imagination of people. But thousands more not less mysterious prehistoric stone “sphinxes”, is puzzling to the researchers, scattered around the world. Many of these mysterious structures and on the territory of Russia. Alexander Gay, a prominent Russian expert on Eneolithic and bronze age in South-Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, I am sure: there is not enough for one generation.

What are the megaliths and how they differ from each other?

Constructions from huge stones, slabs and blocks were erected by different peoples and in different epochs. The pyramids of Egypt or the temple in Belbek — also megaliths. Just call them so is not accepted. Megalithic research and in wide use called, usually stone monuments of prehistoric peoples who have not reached the level of barbarity or civilization.

In France, on the Atlantic coast — the whole field from thousands of these megaliths, built in parallel rows for miles. In addition, the megaliths are of different types: Nordic seids, the Nuraghe of Sardinia, the Atlantic corridor of the tomb of Europe, which is often now called in Breton Karami; menhirs — standing stones-stelae; stone circles — stone circles; dolmens — tombs with pillars or walls of verticalnaya, usually covered with a flat roof. Continue reading

The geological structure of the territory of Russia

The basis of Russia are major tectonic structures (platforms, panels, fold belt), which are expressed in various forms of the modern relief – mountains, lowlands, uplands, etc.

In Russia there are two major ancient Precambrian platform (the Foundation was formed largely in the Archean and the Proterozoic) — this is Russian and Siberian, and three young (West Siberian, Pechora, and Scythian). The idea of the geological structure and conditions of occurrence of rocks are reflected on the tectonic map of Russia .

On the East European platform in Russia is the Baltic shield . the Siberian Aldan and Anabar.

On the East European platform is a Russian stove . in Siberia – the Lena-Yenisei.

Young platform in Russia do not have the outputs of the base on the surface. They almost universally have accumulated cover of sedimentary rocks, i.e. they are presented in whole slabs. For example, in the West-Siberian platform, West Siberian plate, etc. Continue reading

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