The vast majority of ancient finds, by their low attractiveness (pottery shards, stones, bones) and left to lie on the steppe and riparian spaces, while the all-powerful nature is not to rebury them in another place, or do not destroy the dust. Well, if the way of this process will be a person who, because of their curiosity will draw attention to them.
Something like what happened with chalk stone, found nine years ago near Khoper around Ostrouhovskogo farm. Here is what the local newspaper wrote "Victory" in December 1999: "… Students Ostrouhovskoy school about a mile from his farm by chance found an unusual and very interesting rock. It is almost a lump about the size of one meter on the twenty centimeters. Treasure hunters were Sergei seventh grader Andrew Kosove and ninth-Ovchinnikov. Children immediately interested appearance finds — pictures of man on the surface, boats, burning sun, trees, etc., some inscriptions. "
In the spring of 2008 drew attention to the plate of the regional director of the Museum Center and creator of the country's only "museum of the history of writing primers and peoples of the world to them. Academician O. Trubacheva "Leonid Lithuanian. He photographed the drawings and took photographs in Moscow, Chairman of the Commission of RAS on the cultural history of the ancient and medieval Valery Chudinov, who first noticed that the stone is missing, but the rest in computer study contained priceless sensational information.
It appeared in the form of primitive drawings of the sun, boats, etc. — there is nothing as petroglyphs or pictograms. In archeology, it is believed that they are the rudiments of writing and not literal or syllabic explanations are not directly readable. Until recently thought this Chudinov, but recently it has become more and more inclined to believe that "pictography occurs later alphabetic or syllabic writing and serves as a means of inter-ethnic communication. And since the most ancient language of interethnic communication language was Russian, and explains the language of these icons should be the language of Russian. " Chudinov hypothesis was confirmed: in stone, with the first opening in our region petroglyphs are and how to explain syllable in Russian. Unbelievable, but true: Failed to read 31 words. Of these, the words "Russia Yar" and "Yar Russia" spoke of "the territorial jurisdiction of stone." In addition, Chudinov, "Yar or Yarylo was the sun god of the Slavs." The word "Yar" (in different declinations) written 11 times, the word "meme" — 4 times, with the word "magician" — 1 times. By the way, the word "meme", "magician", "church", "music" with pictures of the Christian cross and the psaltery say painted "servant of the Temple Jar", priest, magician. In one well observed even his image as a mustache, and curly beardless men, resembling the Greek god Apollo. In addition, there is a stone image of animals. Thus, the contours of going bear with the words "Makazhoi face" the author relates to the goddess of Makos. Makos — Slavic goddess of fertility. The relief of the dog and the inscription "Mara" scientist interprets this: "zoomorphic face in the form of a dog had only goddess Mara." Mara — Slavic goddess barren, painful senility, decay of life and the inevitable end of her death, according to other interpretations — a ghost, a vision, a spirit in the guise of a woman. And, finally, the words "workshop Yar" says the stone was a cult.
So what happened on the banks Khoper: opening global values or text with drawings should be subject to re-examination until similar findings? Of school history textbooks, we know that before the 10th century the Slavs (ie ancient Rus) practiced paganism. The first baptism of Russia was held in 988. Other researchers, however specify that the first baptized Rus in 860 under Patriarch. In 988, Russia finally took Christian orthodoxy. In other words, Slavic polytheism was replaced with Christian monotheism. However, this process did not take place at once — on the outskirts of Russia paganism persisted for a long time. To the edge can be attributed Donschinu. Many literary publications suggest that in this area the Slavic tribes lived vyatichey. Here is a quote Academician Alexei Shakhmatova: "In the first half of the 8th century, the eastern Russ drove Khazars were the masters of the Don land. They gave the names of rivers such as Hopper, Bear, Ilovlya and tributaries of the Don and Khoper. " And the discovery of stone near the village Ostrouhovskogo with typically Russian words is further evidence in favor of this.
In search of the temple
Once again … ask myself as a rock with figures, three dozen scrabble words could survive almost fifteen hundred years? The impression is as if he had just been broken out of bed or get out of dry places. We went to the place of discovery. Groping gaze on the Mount, the speaker chalk beds, on foot, from close to the current Khoper stretched flat ground with a single branchy elm, I was trying to understand if there is found "cult stone temple", where this could be the "temple" and that presented themselves ? But to no avail — no sign, no hint of structure.
Had to assume that the temple itself, and was not, and had a bit of a chapel, places of worship, prayer grounds, and it was, for example, on the chalk ledge where he could follow the sacred spring. In pagan times it is quite likely. In memory came Fedoseevskaya village, where a fairly high hill slope Cretaceous remained well on a spring blessed with thick willows blessed, and people continue to honor this place so far. It is possible that the structure of non-existent here, just under the roof is a primitive one stone, for some reason baptized. On this occasion Chudinov and wrote: "This stone was baptized, to be accepted as a legacy Vedism (paganism) early Christianity … These converted cult objects called Borisov stones." Will not challenge the opinion of the scientist, and switch to the inscriptions themselves. Is not it strange: with whom I had to talk — no one of them and did not say. I could not see them — see the pictures, but no words. In this regard, there is a surprise: what was the technology of writing, that is, how and what to write Slavic magi if their creation can be seen now in the hands of the computer, and often at high magnification? And, last but not least important is the question: if the stone with Russian words present in this place, then, most likely, it "chronicles" and lived nearby. But where? Where traces of Slavic residence? Traces of these settlements on the banks Khoper (and in the entire area) for today are unknown.
… The point in this case is too early. The most amazing thing is that all the detected faces, inscriptions left by our ancestors, may not be the limit of their man-made activities, in other words, ostrouhovsky stone yet discovered all their secrets.