The tarhatinsky megalithic complex
The tarhatinsky megalithic complex is located 20 km South of the village Kosh-Agach, 2 km North-West of the river Tarkhata, near the road from Kosh-Agach – Dzhazator. Tarhatinsky complex was…

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Modern formwork
Modern technology formwork business has moved far from the existing practice for decades. From the point of view of technological operations of solid concrete construction in a formwork principle has…

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In the past two years by an expedition of the Chelyabinsk scientific center, there were works on the study of megalithic structures found near lake Turgoyak, North of Miass, Chelyabinsk region. In 2003, the island was visited by the expedition of S. A. Grigorieva, N. M. Menshenina and M. S. Arkanov, which made the conclusion about the antiquity of this monument and made his initial description and documentation [1]. In the summer and autumn of 2004 on the island worked expedition of the Chelyabinsk scientific center of UB RAS under the guidance of the authors of this article. In this paper we will not dwell on the description of detected objects given in the above


The field season of 2004 was made on the largest megalithic structure No. 1. This work made significant changes in our ideas about this monument, formed on the basis of the previous studies. So it was assumed that recorded in the southern part of the deepening and associated Windows have been made by believers in the reuse of the monument [1]. However, the discovery of the wall in one of the indentations suggested that indentations are the result of the collapse of the floors, and there are cameras that collapsed in antiquity. Accordingly, it is possible that recorded in the southern part of the mound the Windows also belong to the original design. Continue reading

The mysterious dolmens of the North Caucasus

I want to talk about their experiences, about the amazing feelings that were born during my journey in the picturesque mountain region of our country, located between Gelendzhik and Tuapse. And above all these impressions arose from my first personal encounter with located along rivers and on mountain slopes or hills Dolmens.

The guides on this edge can be read as the dolmens – stone structures of the bronze age (2-3 Millenium BC), but even the question of their temporal affiliation remains to this day open and according to different sources ranges from 1 to 2 Millennium BC, Is architecturally amazing facilities, from multi-ton plates, closely adjacent to each other, or in some cases monolithic, carved from stone. In one of the guidebooks we read: “Thousands of years ago, the dolmens were created by ancient peoples in harmony with nature, and today they appear to us as mysterious and beautiful part of the Caucasus,” and further: “…we have to admit that the historical mystery of the Caucasus dolmens still not solved, and today we can scarcely convincing to explain the nature of this bright phenomenon”. In another guide, where the dolmens devoted only a few lines, we see: “the Answer to the question of ownership of these buildings ostaetsya level hypotheses. Dolmens is the repository of ancient knowledge. Continue reading

The megalithic temples of Malta

Despite the fact that all the megalithic temples of Malta were excavated long ago, and the Internet, there are quite a lot of scientific publications devoted to them, their place in the culture of prehistoric Europe is not completely clear. In the last few years historians and archaeologists have put forward several hypotheses about the origin of the Maltese megaliths.

The construction of temples on Malta began much earlier than in continental Europe (the oldest known – Cairn de Barnenez, Finistere, France, 4500 G. BC), and, therefore, of the Maltese megaliths are largely prototypes for monuments of other regions. Obvious is the fact that the culture of prehistoric Malta are largely associated with Sicily, so archaeologists suggest that Malta was a cult centre of the peoples of the Sicilian Neolithic-paleometal. Historians have determined that the megalithic temples of Malta, like other megaliths of Western and southern Europe served archeoastronomical viewfinders, tsekavshiri beam of light at sunrise in the days of the solstices and the equinoxes, which is quite rare in the megalithic area. Continue reading