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The most mysterious places of the world

The most mysterious places of the world

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Fly into space, race to build skyscrapers, clone living organisms and do many things that until recently seemed impossible. And still unable to unravel the mysteries of the builders and thinkers who lived thousands of years ago. Ancient boulder weighing hundreds of tons surprises us more than a computer the size of half your palm.

Stonehenge, UK, Salisbury

The altar, Observatory, tomb, calendar? Scientists have not come to a consensus. Five thousand years ago there was a circular ditch and ramparts around it with a diameter of 115 m. Several centuries later, the ancient builders brought here 80 four tons of rocks, and a couple of centuries — 30 megaliths weighing 25 tons. The stones were set in a circle and in the shape of a horseshoe. The kind where Stonehenge survives days, largely the result of human activity of recent centuries. People continued to work on stones: the peasants otkolupyvala from them the pieces, amulets, tourists are marking their territory inscriptions and restorers cooked the rest for the ancients, as here they that stood correctly.

Pyramid Of Kukulkan, Mexico, Chichen Itza

Every year in the spring and autumn equinox at the foot of the sanctuary of the Supreme deity of the Maya — Feathered Serpent — gather thousands of tourists. They have observed a miracle “phenomenon” of KUKULCAN: the Serpent is moving down along the balustrade of the main staircase. The illusion the game creates triangular shadows Continue reading

Patom crater

Patom crater is one of the most mysterious places on the planet.

General information about the Patomsky crater

Patom crater is a conical hill of crushed limestone, located in the Bodaibo district of the Irkutsk region. The crater is a conical elevation, reaching 40 meters in height, its diameter slightly exceeds 180 meters. Covered with grey crushed limestone crater similar to a lunar crater, but unlike the craters on the Earth satellite, the Patom crater is located on the hillside, completely covered with taiga.

Cone Kolpakov would be correct to call a truncated cone – it is not crowned with a pointed top, but the top, which is a flat circular shaft in the center of which is located a funnel presumably of volcanic origin. The volume of the cone is about 230-250 thousand m3, the weight of the crater is estimated at one million tons. On the slopes of the crater are several larches, whose age was estimated at 200 years, and in the center of the crater in the heart of the inland hill grows a single tree age of about 70 years.

Patomsky crater, also known as Chebulinsky or Yavlinsky and as the cone Kolpakov – opened it in honor of geologist Vladimir Kolpakov. The local population proudly calls it “the Nest of fire eagle”, though prefers to avoid.

History of the study of the patomsky crater

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Megalithic structures

 

In the paleolith — the ancient stone age, primitive it was presented music, dances, songs and ceremonies, and geoglyphs — images on the surface of the earth, dendrogram images on the bark of trees and the images on the skins of animals, various body adornments using colored pigments and all kinds of natural objects such as beads, popular and now. All of the above but not able to withstand the onslaught of the ravages of time. So, survived and were discovered only gradually abstract symbols carved on artificially superhard rock surfaces on the territory of Central India, Northern Australia and in Peru. as well as icons of positive and negative hand stencils and animal images in the cave (Nerja, on the southern coast of Spain, SWE. Ardeche, South of France) zoomorphic and anthropomorphic sculpture of small forms (Venus of the Lobby-Fels and the People-lion in the Swabian ALB, Germany) from bone and stone, engraving and bas-reliefs of the bone, stone tiles and the horn, the time of the upper Paleolithic (35.000 — 40.000 thousand years) and numerous clusters of petroglyphs on the rock surfaces under the open sky, the Neolithic, or new Continue reading