Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Chelyabinsk Archeologists Discover Ancient Ritual Complex of Menhirs
20.10.2010 00:00
Chelyabinsk Archeologists Discover Ancient Ritual Complex of Menhirs

Archeologists of the Chelyabinsk State University have unearthed an ancient ritual complex in Kartalinsky District of the Chelyabinsk Region.
      According to researchers, it is the first find of the kind in South Ural steppes. Altogether in the course of the prospecting trip they managed to find out about 30 new, i.e. earlier unknown archeological monuments.
      The expedition dug out quite a number of new archaeological objects, including burial grounds, settlements, avenues of menhirs, and ritual complexes. All of them will be registered and taken under the state protection.
      Thus, in the vicinity of Snezhny Settlement the archeologists found a burial ground consisting of barrows of different epochs. Nearby Neplyuev Settlement archeologists came across a Bronze Age settlement, where stone labour tools and ceramics were found. They also managed to find two avenues of menhirs.
      Not far from the Settlement of Annensky they found a menhir complex of an obviously ritual character; it consists of the central upright stone over two meters height, surrounded by recumbent granite plates and several large stones at some distance, oriented to the four corners of the earth. The construction needs to be studied further. Closeness of railway lines might have an adverse affect on the condition of the monument.
Author: Vera Ivanova


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Ska All Stars Festival in Moscow
Two Russian Films Compete at London Film Festival
Ice Sculpture Exhibition "The Forest of Wonders 2018/2019"
Multimedia Exhibition "French Impressionism" in Moscow
Exhibition Oleg Gazenko. The Notes of a Space Doctor

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Tretyakov Gallery  Korsakov   Moscow Metro  Archeology  Russian schools  Varvarka Chamber  Eurasia Drilling Company  Russian history  Circus in Moscow  Russian military equipment  Russian legislation  Cancer  buy Russian designers  Russian Cinema  society and politics  Elena Obraztsova  St. Petersburg  Semiluki  Joseph Kobzon  Musicals in Moscow  Yury Levitan  Perm-36  The Simpsons  the Bolshoi Theatre  Moscow  Russian culture  Martial Arts  Theatre Festivals  Travel to Russia  Russian business  Moscow planetarium  Altai Region  Garik Sukachev  Tyumen  Vadim Delaunau  Magnitsky Act  Barrows  Eduard Artemiev  Russian Arts and Crafts  Christmas  Russian Traditions  Mikhail Prokhorov  Konakovo  Exhibitions in Moscow  Andrey Smirnov  Sberbank  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Literature  Russian tourism  Tunguska 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites