Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mysteries of the Russian Ancient Labyrinth Islands

A beautiful, mysterious and enchanting place is the Solovetsky Islands. Here labyrinths are found that date back to ancient times with questionable meaning and purpose.

LINK: The stone labyrinths of Bolshoi Zayatsky Island are a group of 13 or 14 labyrinths on Bolshoi Zayatsky Island, one of the Solovetsky Islands in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia.

As well as 13 or 14 labyrinths, there are more than 850 heaps of boulders on Bolshoi Zayatsky Island, plus numerous other stone settings such as a stone symbol with radial spokes, possibly representing the sun. All the labyrinths are concentrated in an area of 0.4 km2 on the western part of the island. Another enormous complex of stone settings on Sopka Hill, in the eastern part of the island, does not include any labyrinths.

In all there are 35 labyrinths (known as vavilons – "Babylons" – in the local dialect) in the Solovetsky Islands. All have been made of local boulders. Excavations in the stone heaps have yielded parts of bones.

Traces of human habitation date back to 5000 BC. On the big island, habitation dated back to 3000 BC and included irrigation systems by an unknown people.  


Interestingly, this circular ancient site was found in the Ural Mountains and also had an extensive canal system. Its origins remain cloaked in mystery. It dates back to the 17th to 20th Century BC (gulp)! They believe they can attribute it to the Sintashta Culture.

LINK: The Sintashta culture is regarded as the origin of the Indo-Iranian languages. The earliest known chariots have been found in Sintashta burials, and the culture is considered a strong candidate for the origin of the technology, which spread throughout the Old World and played an important role in ancient warfare. Sintashta settlements are also remarkable for the intensity of copper mining and bronze metallurgy carried out there, which is unusual for a steppe culture.

There was some very interesting ancient cultures utilizing advanced stone-building, symbolism, and canal systems. Were these unknown cultures with amazing knowledge, or have we been wrong about how long man has been utilizing technologies?

Suppose we lived in a world that was isolated by difficult travel. Let's say we lived in Australia and there were not many or even any navigators on the globe. If we were to invent some new technology in Australia, such as metallurgy, when the rest of the world didn't know about it and no one came to our continent to discover it, might we seemed highly advanced? 

Well, it could be that in the ancient world man did not pass knowledge around like they do today. If we invent some new computer that does some amazing task, surely enough the Chinese might have it in production next week. Long ago, a civilization could be very advanced without that knowledge getting to others. So, here we are thousands of years in the future assuming things about the entire globe by looking at what tools and techniques the Egyptians used when at the same time in South America there might have been some amazing canal builders. 

If we came across that, it might seem out of place or time, but there is on consensus in a world that was not traveled in a quick manner, but might have taken generations to traverse. 

Ancient Russia has brought us some amazing finds from tremendous megalithic structures and the ancient Denisovans finds, ancient cultures, and a seat of mankind DNA wise. I, myself, carry the DNA of the people of that region. If there is any chance DNA is a recording device for every existence, I would carry some very old knowledge. Now, there's something to ponder. 

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