Russia: Ancient cities АРКАИМ / Arkaim

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… Пролетая над Аркаимом на вертолете у Вас перехватывает дыхание! Два огромных концентрических круга четко видны на ровной степи. Удивление, смешанное с восхищением и ожиданием приобщения к Тайне. Сорок веков, четыре тысячи лет… Исток цивилизации. Быть может, в то время Боги еще жили среди людей, как гласят древние легенды… Как всегда, все великое приходит неожиданно, и, как правило, оттуда, откуда и не ждешь. В 1987 году аркаимская долина на южном Урале должна была быть затоплена с целью создания водохранилища для орошения засушливой степи. Здесь, в самом сердце долины и находились те самые загадочные круги. Археологам дали год, чтобы разведать местность на предмет ископаемых ценностей. Вскоре после того, как лопатка археолога вскрыла несколько деталей непонятных кругов, стало ясно, что это настоящая сенсация!

 

Михаил Зяблов. "Великая тайна Аркаима"

 

 

 Arkaim is an archaeological site situated in the Southern Urals steppe, 8.2 kilometres (5.1 mi) north-to-northwest of Amurskiy, and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) south-to-southeast of Alexandronvskiy, two villages in the Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, just to the north from the Kazakhstani border. The site is generally dated on the 17th century BC. Earlier dates, up to the 20th century BC, have been proposed. It was a settlement of the Sintashta-Petrovka culture. The site was discovered in 1987 by a team of Chelyabinsk scientists who were preparing the area to be flooded in order to create a reservoir, and examined in rescue excavations led by Gennadii Zdanovich. At first their findings were ignored by Soviet authorities, who planned to flood the site as they had flooded Sarkel earlier, but the attention attracted by news of the discovery forced the Soviet government to revoke its plans for flooding the area. It was designated a cultural reservation in 1991, and in May 2005 the site was visited by then-President Vladimir Putin. The similarity of latitude, date, and size led some archaeoastronomists (Bystrushkin 2003) to compare Arkaim with Stonehenge in England. According to their claims, the Neolithic observatory at Stonehenge allowed for observation of 15 astronomical phenomena using 22 elements, whereas the contemporaneous observatory at Arkaim allowed for observation of 18 astronomical phenomena using 30 elements. The precision of measurements in Stonehenge is estimated at 10 arc-minutes to a degree, that in Arkaim being put at 1 arc-minute. Such a precision of astronomical observations was not repeated until the compilation of Almagest about 2 millennia later. The interpretation as an observatory for either Stonehenge or Arkaim is not universally accepted.

 

 

Геоглифы Сахары
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