The megalithic complex was investigated in 1994 by an expedition of the Gorno-Altai state University under the leadership of V. I. Soenov. The facility is located in the Chui steppe 20 km to the South-West of the village of Kosh-Agach road from Kosh-Agach – Jazz-Thor 2 km North-West of R. Tarhata.
The tarhatinsky megalithic complex consists of stacked in a circle of stones, rounded boulders and stone formations of varying size from 0.5 m to 6 m in diameter. The largest blocks of size 6x5x4 m. the Inner diameter of the building is 60 m.
On the rocks facilities include petroglyph composition. In the course of their study, it was determined that the facility was constructed in the bronze age, or at least no later than the late bronze age.
The process of construction of object is not clear enough and therefore, given that the nearest exit of bedrock is located 12 km North-West of the megalithic complex, one can propose two hypotheses: 1. All the rocks brought by a glacier, then arranged the people according to the plan (or only the big rocks brought by the glacier, and smaller – brought by the people during construction), 2. All the stones were brought by people. Continue reading
In the mountains in the South of the Kemerovo region, geologists have found a “wall” of piled up on each other rectangular stones. The find has been dubbed the “Russian Stonehenge”. According to one version, the structure appeared in the times of ancient civilization. For the first time researchers interested in this area in Mountain Shoria in 1991. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to explore the territory was not possible due to lack of money. Work resumed this fall.
Available technology of ancient
One of the initiators of the expedition — a native of the Kemerovo region researcher George Jones. He wrote in his group in the social network: “expedition to Mountain Shoria. What we saw there, shocking in its scope. Huge granite blocks stacked in a wall of polygonal masonry”.
“The geologists compared the structure found with Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. They are going this summer again to go on an expedition to solve the mystery of its origin”, — told ITAR-TASS Deputy Chairman of the Tomsk branch of the Russian geographical society Eugene Vertman. Continue reading
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