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On the trail of the expedition: "Baikal Stonehenge" and other mysteries of the Sacred Lake

September 20 2005

In the past few years, the world's media excitedly report the sensational discoveries of ancient megalithic structures, whose geography spans the globe. One year ago I was fortunate enough to visit a unique expedition in Nakhchivan, where we exposed all of its beauty Gorge Askhab-Keff (so called totally wrong), the ancient city Kharaba Gila, as well as a set of so-called artifacts collected in the Open Air Museum.

Back in Moscow, I began to analyze what he saw and soon came to the conclusion that the time they saw us may well relate to the era of the Sumerians, and perhaps to the earlier period. Searching for analogs I turned to the archive of the world of archaeological discoveries, which collected over the past 9 years. A unit of measurement were taken reports of the megaliths. Already a few hours later, it became clear that the overall description of the same, differ only in details. Recent similar findings became known as "Stonehenge", drawing a parallel with the renowned British sibling. It turned out that in Russia these buildings was not too little. And if the Arch and chests have become world famous, they recently discovered analogues apparently waiting in the wings.

So, what unites them all. Typically, this is a circular building of stone, the main "gate" which focused strictly on the east, where "hits" the sun at the summer equinox. Not far from this place are usually built, and sometimes entire cities of high culture with the obligatory altar. Judging by the reports of archaeologists, people lived in such places, no more than 200 years, and left them quite unexpectedly. By unraveling the mystery touched and astroarheologi. According to them, all found "Stonehenge" are so-called slice of the observatory. With their help, the ancients observed the skies. But none of the scientists still have not answered the basic questions "When was this? Who were these people? And why they needed an observatory? "

Try at least some way to answer them and had a goal of our present ethno-ecological expedition "Baikal-2005. It was the first part of the "Great Russian Triangle", and our task - to investigate and promontory Ryty its mysterious stone structures, known as Baikal Stonehenge " .

Preparations for the expedition took about six months , and the whole burden fell on the shoulders of "In the fantasy world, which completely took not only financing but also all the organizational problems.
September 9th we started ...

Our first stop - Valley Anga. Here is the sacred mountain of Erd, some of which in the era of kurykan times a year festival of worship to the Spirit Mountain. At his peak at the top rose shamans, and all participants, holding hands, were to join together in a circle around the mountain and dance ehor. Ol'khonskii shaman Valentin Hagdaev, member of the expedition explained that this dance, people have asked sky to make next year a happy and fruitful. But it happens only when the participants were recruited the required number. And it required not less than 700 people. Otherwise, the year jinx. When born, this tradition no one remembers. But she is respected and observed religiously.

divitelno, but it seems that the mountain Erd of artificial origin, since it has a very regular shape, which in nature is almost impossible to see. There is a version that is built of stone, but later was covered with vegetation. Nobody is going to dig, as sacred to touch is strictly prohibited. Not far from Erda in small mountains adorn the rock carvings. I was immediately struck by the resemblance to the world famous "painting" in Gobustan (Azerbaijan). Those deer are the same people!

According to Viktor Stepanenko, a biologist, hunter, chief of environmental education of the Baikal-Lena Reserve, similar animals lived here about 10,000 years ago. As I recall, in Azerbaijan, all petroglyphs animals also have long since vanished from the face of the earth.

Another expedition member, Alexander Burmeister, president of the Club ice captains and the captain of our swim across the lake takes us to another wall with pictures, but in horror finds that more of her remains. Part of the new rich were separated for framing fireplaces, others have simply collapsed. But luck did not turn away from us. A little further, Alexander shows a picture that is an exact copy of Lake Baikal, as well as resettlement sites of the ancient people around him!

Draw a map at the same time as the other images. There is no doubt. It turns out, the natives were not only good artists and great cartographers, but also the sailors, who knew the place of settlement of their neighbors. Slightly higher in the mountains we find the stone structures, to identify which none of us could not. According to one version it was the oven, reminiscent of tandoor. On the other - like dolmens. The sun was already going to sit down at the mountain. And at this point in the sky, a rainbow appears. Rain was nowhere and close, and we perceive what is happening as a good sign for the movement to the target. Ahead of us are waiting for major discoveries ...

See an exclusive photo report of the author about the expedition here and here .

To be continued .

See also: reveal the secret of Baikal: the details of the expedition to Cape Ryty.

Valentin Hagdaev: orthodox shaman in the center of the metropolis .

Pilgrimage to the bicycle saddle. The "Temples of Russia". Report.

And other materials heading "Activities" .

Константин Дятлов

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