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Ancient Burial Unearthed from under Adygei Dolmen
23.10.2013 15:35
Ancient Burial Unearthed from under Adygei Dolmen
Khadzhokh Dolmen

St. Petersburg archeologists while studying an ancient megalith in the Maikop Region of Adygeya Republic have come across dozens of human remains.

      The cult construction has turned to be one of the most ancient graves.

      The Khadzhokh Dolmen is more than four thousand years old. Earlier it was towering at least three meters above the ground. But over centuries it was almost completely buried underground, and archeologists had to apply lots of efforts to unearth the megalith. Researchers removed the top stone that was making a peculiar roof of the construction, and found human bones pressed down. Apparently, this dolmen was used as a grave. Now the archeologists need to remove a layer after layer of soil from the burial not to damage fragile trophies.

      By the way, in the territory of Adygea Republic there are over three thousand dolmens located. According to scientists, the Adygei megaliths are among the most ancient ones in the North Caucasus; lots of them are much senior than the Egyptian pyramids.

      As for the purpose of these mysterious stone constructions, the researchers still have not come to a consensus. There are versions that these are ancient calendars, pagan temples or even transition tunnels to parallel worlds. However, the mystery might remain unraveled. Having remained intact for four thousand years, the dolmens risk to become victims of modern large-scale housing development.




Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Adygea Archeological Finds Dolmens   

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