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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Shigir Idol

added 10 new photos to the album Russian Megalithic Culture: Ural Mountains.
The Russian Ural Mountains, appear to contain relics from a number of unknown ancient civilizations who built with megalithic stonework of immense size and shape. Over the last two decades, research groups consisting of scholars, and local historians, have discovered vast complexes of megalithic structures which suggest a completely new understanding for Russian pre-history. In the Sverdlovsk region of the Ural Mountains, a variety of megalithic structures continue to be discovered each year and consist of menhirs or standing stones, dolmens - stone tables and tombs, cromlechs - arched stone structures and geoglyphs. The remains of entire stone cities and amphitheaters, hidden land and vegetation, and the giant wall and pyramids are slowly revealing themselves with each new expedition. In total 350 dolmens and other megalithic monuments have been uncovered. 
The Shigir Idol
The Shigir idol is a tall statue made from a larch tree trunk dug up in the late 19th century, when the north-west of Yekaterinburg opened on a peat-bog deposits of alluvial gold. The figure was recently radiocarbon dated to 9500 years, and has a number of carved symbols and marketing.
The idol is 5.3 meters tall (17+ feet.) The symbols have not been decifered and the purpose of the figures design are unknown. The word "Mara" is read in several places, and on the left cheek of the idol says "god underworld people." Another interesting inscription reads "We Mare lurk a countless warriors battle".

I will continue to post ancient civilization discoveries from Russia in the coming weeks.

- Cliff