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.
      
      Source: nr2.ru
Author: Vera Ivanova


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Metaphysical Workshop of Mikhail Chemiakin in Moscow
09.12.2018
Signal New Years Party in Artplay
28.12.2018
Exhibition The Romanovs. Family Photo Chronicles at Tretyakov Gallery
20.09.2018
Exhibition "Beyond the Earth?" in Moscow
11.02.2018
Exhibition "Resort Fashion" at ENEA
04.08.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

-8

search on the map
TAGS:
State Duma  St. Petersburg  Vladimir Chambers  Russian airports  Greek Culture Festival  Russian Cinema  holidays in Russia  Rumyantsevsky Garden  Voronezh   gold  Mathematicians  Primorye  Russian opera  Russian Literature  education in Russia  Russian designers  Lipetsk   Romanovs  the Ob River  Dmitry Kardovsky  Music and Light Festival  Old Moscow  Theatre Award  Archeology  Russian models  Russian holidays  transport  Blagoveshchensk  Chelyabinsk  Russian Museums   Aleksei German  Svetlogorsk   Russian history  Cars  illegal immigration  Tula Region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Kostroma  Nobel Prize  All Events  New Films  cultural cooperation  Russian tourism  Russian business  Arkhangelsk region  Proton  Vologda region  Exhibitions in Moscow  Moscow  Konakovo 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites