Amateur archaeologist from the Donetsk region Andrey Shulga claim to scientific discovery of world importance. He claims that he was able to find in the area Volnovakha traces the mythical land of Hyperborea, which, according to legend, was the progenitor of the whole of European civilization. This writes "Today."
Where exactly was Hyperborea and whether it existed at all — are still scratching their heads historians. According to the latest version of the relatively proven, Hyperboreans lived on the territory of present Karelia and the Kola Peninsula.
"I know that in our area there are all sorts of historical artifacts, — said Andrey Shulga. — My son and I went and did about 600 photographs of megaliths (prehistoric structures of large stone blocks, connected without the use of cement or mortar). Began to study them to find similar objects and to understand what it is. Searched-for — and noticed how strikingly similar to our artifacts to those found on the Kola Peninsula! "
Andrey Shulga sent the pictures out Volnovakha in Russian Geographic Society, and then reacted instantly.
"It looks like you made the discovery because menhir (roughly processed wild stone, mounted vertically) on the Kola Peninsula and the menhir near the village Anadol are identical and belong to the culture of Hyperborea", — stated in the RGS.
The Russians have put forward two versions: either the legendary Hyperboreans came to the southern steppes of Donbass from Karelia, or our land is the parent of their civilization. Moreover, the second hypothesis is more serious reasons. According to the Geographical Society, the objects of the village of Don Karelian look older than their counterparts a few thousand years.
In addition, according to Shulga, in Lagozinoy beam near the village of Don and Seidozero in Karelia near identical systems placed altars, as well as sawn and mounted on the same technology seids — Hyperboreans sacred objects, similar to the huge boulders.
"The point in doubt, put the stone wells. Such wells in ancient Hyperboreans were sacred, and worshiped. And on the Kola Peninsula, and we, the wells are identical, and in our area of about eight. And for one of the menhirs in Volnovakha's already found the ruins — presumably the temple complex, which is more than 5000 years "- says Andrey Shulga.
In the Donetsk regional museum in reality the millennial temple under Volnovaha like the idea of living in Donetsk Hyperboreans steppes doubt. As commented by a senior researcher at the Department of archaeological monuments of Donetsk regional museum Edward Kravchenko, to such theories should be approached with a healthy skepticism.
"In the north of the Donetsk region, we found a lot of artifacts, but Hyperborea they have nothing to do, and include, in particular, to Penskovskaya culture (age 5-7). Yes, we had a place of worship, but not near the village of Don. Menhirs — vertically set stones — are elements of the culture of many peoples, and stone wells and boxes we find in our mounds.
In general, we are wary of such "sensationalism." Recently there was a case when they found pottery with waffle pattern — a sign of the Yakut culture, but that does not mean that in the Donetsk steppe visited residents of the Far North. So we can hardly talk about traces of the Hyperboreans. "
See also: The Incredible theory of existence, Puzzles and mysteries of the pyramids.