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Don discovered at Stonehenge

Don land keeps many secrets. We have such places that go to the most incredible legends. Some of them are real mysteries for researchers.

Ten years ago in the don steppe, 120 kilometers from Rostov, were found huge standing stones, vaguely reminiscent of their British location of an ancient temple of the Sun – Stonehenge. The discovery was immediately dubbed the don Stonehenge, and a place where there are rocks, Valley of stones.

However, unlike the British facilities don does not consist of stone circles (blocks, topped by cross-stones) and large upright standing stones, called menhirs. According to the results of geological expertise, the age of the rocks a minimum of 7 thousand years BC So the don megaliths much of ancient British and other well-known nowadays. And, according to the researchers, it even suggests that the megalithic culture originated in the don by going later in the Scythian tradition of making stone sculptures. Continue reading

Nightmares of the Ayu-Dag, mountain ghosts and “Bermuda” cave

On the Peninsula there are many mysterious and unexplored natural areas

Crimea – one of the most beautiful, the most mysterious and the most mysterious places on the planet. Each of the peoples who ever lived here left a part of himself in the form of legends and myths, making the usual mountains or caves became mystical and sometimes scary. Five places, beloved by locals and tourists, deserve special attention.

For example, on the Peninsula has its own “Stonehenge”. It is located in the village Spring. Four vertically standing blocks – menhirs – scientists call the age of the Egyptian pyramids. Who and why was erected by them, science does not know. Perhaps, the menhirs were a kind of ancient Observatory or ritual buildings. Continue reading

The Temple of Druids in Yorkshire

In 20-ies of the XIX century, a rich landowner and landowner William Danby was built Druid temple . The building is really impressive, and in the imagination of the visitor invokes the image of a huge megalithic structure, in its mystery and size equal to Stonehenge. Enlightened industrialist imbued with the mysticism of the druids, and to give local residents during the period of unemployment of at least some earnings, have created strange architectural structure .

Each employee engaged on the construction of Danby was paid one shilling a day, which at the time was quite a good wage. The building was intended for some old drawings and was made in the statement of the landlord an exact copy of the once existing temple of the druids. The location of the landmark, is in Britain, in the County of Yorkshire, near the small village of Leighton . Continue reading

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