US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Few people know, but in the suburbs the local Stonehenge is growing with moss – a figure made of huge stones. It was studied for several years, and now megaliths, that is, ancient structures of large stones, have aroused interest among archaeologists from Iran.
80 blocks of stone
The boulders formed a mysterious circular pattern. He was called the “Krivandinsky megalithic complex” – by the name of the nearest village Krivandino. Alexander Vinogradov, who lived for many years in the village of Krivandino and knows the district as his five fingers, describes the area with megaliths as follows:
– The stones are large, located around, most of them went into the ground. Archeologists came several times, unearthed a bit. The place was recognized as a protected area. Around grow large oaks and elms. The picturesque river.
Each of the boulders weighs about a ton. There are 17 main stones and several dozen additional ones. The natural origin of the appearance of stones cannot be explained.
Geospatial studies have shown that boulders are located at the points of the solar cycle: the equinoxes and solstices. At the same time, part of the stones from the complex are tombstones of the 18th century. According to local residents, there were more stones in the “cemetery”, some of them were stolen.
Some local historians tend to believe that the stones near Krivandino appeared during the Bronze Age, when similar structures were built throughout Europe. But for Central Russia it is a rarity. During excavations carried out at the complex by the Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage D.S. Likhachev, not found on the site of the materials of the Bronze Age, only objects of the XVI, XIX and even XX centuries. Radiocarbon analysis showed that several stones were here no earlier than the end of the XVIII century.
Chapel or grave?
According to Vladimir Sidorov, an employee of the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, this circular layout can be the foundation of a wooden chapel.
“Here, as scientists, we rely solely on finds, namely construction nails and roof fragments,” says Sidorov. – There is no talk of artifacts of much more ancient ones.
Recently, the story of megaliths near Moscow reached scientists from Iran. Stones interested foreigners. Experts in antiquity considered that the area has not yet been fully explored.
“The location of the stones suggests that there is a burial place of an ancient shaman with gifts,” said Mohammad Hossein Alizadeh from Tehran, an archaeologist and specialist in ornamental stones. – You need to find a square stone depression or a stone with a symbol of the sun. I did not see anything similar in the photographs, therefore, to find the symbol and determine the depth of the burial, we should study the structure in more detail.
Perhaps the secret of stones near Moscow will soon be solved by Iranian experts.
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