Found in the Caucasus, Russian Stonehenge

A striking finding Russian ethnographers in the North Caucasus. In Cherek gorge revealed cyclopean stone wall 20 meters high of unknown origin. The wall of the family of attractions of the southern region of Russia and become a tourist attraction.

Found in the Caucasus, "Russian Stonehenge» © Photo: Victor Kotlyarov

Local residents have long known about this phenomenon of stone, but only recently have shown its scientists. Wall as it blocks a mountain pass and is an array, a height of 20 meters and a length — more than 50. In this huge blocks very precisely adjusted to each other — the type of cyclopean masonry. Is a method of construction, when the only correct form of weight and keep the entire structure without any binder solution.

There is a feeling that the mythical one-eyed giant, who gave the name of the technology, effortlessly put on one another giant slab. While we can not say for sure it's a natural or man-made wall, said prominent Russian ethnographer Victor Kotlyarov:

"I say geologists, that, most likely, it natural. I am also inclined to think so. But nature is so tried that stone slabs are identical, ie, have exactly the same size. They are completely flat: 25 centimeters to 2 meters, and there is an involuntary issue, the nature of it so tried? "
According to local lore, of similar structures in the Caucasus, wrote many travelers. They erected mountaineers peregorazhivaya narrow valley to build a sort of fortress to defend against enemies. Say, an Italian priest, Father Lamberti three centuries ago described in his notes in 60 leagues wall that guarded against attacks Mingrelia tribes living north of the Caucasus. A century later, on the edge of such growth in Svan told German orientalist Heinrich Julius Klaport.

Cherek canyon wall in a man-made, too, seems, however, there is a feeling that the work here is not just people, and representatives of other civilizations or giants, Viktor Kotlyarov. According to him, this hypothesis is established:

"Very close to the same pass were found tibia, the length of which is 78 inches. If we remember the man, his tibia in an average of 50 centimeters. There is a special technique that determines the height of a man. In this procedure, it turns out that the man was as tall as a two and a half meters. "
However, to make such assumptions should be with caution. The memory is still fresh misunderstanding with the eggs of dinosaurs, allegedly found in Chechnya. In practice it turned out to be just a pile of large round stones.

A place where towering stone phenomenon, difficult to access. It is far from nahozhennyh trails, and therefore there is no geologists or anthropologists or ethnographers no studies are not performed. Now is the time, experts believe, to do a thorough examination of the finds, which, in their opinion, will bring many amazing discoveries. This summer the "wall Cyclops" will go a scientific expedition.

"Mysterious next — Viktor Kotlyarov — but they need to do." He is convinced that the Caucasian miracle is nowhere near the world-famous English Stonehenge. "The Wall" could become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caucasus along with the ski resorts of Mount Elbrus, deep blue lakes and famous Chegemskaya waterfalls.

Elena Kovacic

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