Just two unique archaeological finds made in the former Soviet Union. Under the city Lisakovsk Kazakhstan on excavation Novoilinskogo mound for the first time in recent years, scientists have been able to find nerazgrablennuyu grave, where they were symbols of power and dishes of the day. But that's not the point. The tomb was a skeleton of a man, whose growth — only in a flexed position — one was six feet three inches!
Archaeologists immediately granted him the status of the leader of the Bronze Age. The high social status of the man they say items found in the grave — a rod in his hands, as a symbol of power, a knife in a wooden sheath and dishes at the head.
As experts say, for the time (that is, about three and a half thousand years ago), this increase is not just typical, especially since even in recent times, the Middle Ages, a "normal" man's height was 162 cm Where did come from the giant, became head of the tribe, remains to be seen.
Near the skeleton leader found two graves containing the remains of four women. However, no such deference, as a man, ancient they did not have.
Barrow, where it was a sensational find, like, according to archaeologists, the form of an inverted cup and follows the shape of the sky. Crypts were surrounded by a deep ditch in the shape of a circle, which, according to tradition, to protect people from evil spirits.
In the near future appearance of the ancient giants will be restored, and some of the remains sent to a DNA analysis. "By the method of Gerasimov is restored his face — said the head of the operations department of forensic DVD Karaganda region Alexey Ovsyannikov. — But now it is clear that the man had a strong muscular system. Visible at fixing the bones of the big lugs. This suggests that the man was perfectly physically developed. "
Meanwhile, in the Rossony district, Vitebsk region from the bottom of the river Drissa divers together with archaeologists raised the ancient idol, which dates back to pre-VI-XII centuries. About a thousand years wooden statue, analogues, according to experts, is not in the Slavic world, lay under water at a depth of 3-4 meters. It seems amazing and the story of its discovery.
In 1991, two of Polotsk amateur divers plunged into the river Drissa, when one of them grabbed the wooden support to resist the flow. Looking for that he came from a man under the influence remember the place, but the great value the seen figure with a human face did not give …
20 years later, in a conversation with a friend archaeologist he remembered the wooden statue of the river bed. Specialists to dive in this place and, to his surprise, found a statue there, where 20 years ago he saw a hunter.
According to Head of the Department of History of Polotsk State University, Dennis Duca, of such findings can only dream of. "To the Slavic world is a unique find! This artifact is a worldwide — admired specialist. — It's an amazing coincidence that he survived and managed to find him. "
According to the expert, the statue could end up in the river after the neighborhood was accepted Christianity: then deliberately destroyed statues of pagan gods.
"Probably, this idol was ordered to burn, but the fire is not essential hurt its bottom part, and then he was thrown into the river. A river of great saves trees, especially oak, "- explains the researcher.
The height of the ancient statues, worshiped by our ancestors, is about 1 m 20 cm, width — 1 m 3 cm and its weight — about 200 pounds!
Analyzing the face and neck idol experts suggest that found higher deities of the pantheon of pagan gods — Veles, or perhaps Perun.