Russia: Geoglyphs / Ukok Plateau

PHOTO: kobsev 4916'36.40" 8735'35.23"

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Ukok Plateau is a remote and pristine grasslands area located in the heart of southwestern Siberia, the Altai Mountains region of Russia near the borders with China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The Pazyryk is the name of an ancient people who lived in the Altai Mountains on this plateau who are associated with some spectacular archeological findings, including mummies found frozen in the permafrost. Many ancient Bronze Age tomb mounds have been found in the area and have been associated with the Pazyryk culture which closely resembled that of the legendary Scythian people to the west. The term kurgan is in general usage to describe such log-barrow burials. Excavations of this site have continued to yield fascinating archaeological findings.[2] One famous finding is known as the "Ice Princess" excavated by Russian archaeologist, Natalia Polosmak. Three tattooed mummies (c. 300 BC) were extracted from the permafrost of the Ukok Plateau in the second half of the 20th century.


peaceworks 16.02.2013 15:50
Loved the video. Most enjoyed the musical accompaniment - the plateau was represented well in music - especially the first 3 minutes in. Thanks to those who did the work required and made this possible to be shared with me.

15.10.2013 19:28
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