Trip to the megalithic

Trip to the megalithic

Examining a rating of blog s on a tourist theme, I chose where to go during the holidays. I was interested in megalithic complex of Pinaco-1.

This complex is one of the most puzzling in Russia. In 1983, archaeologist Madine TESEV found one kilometer North of the village Anastasievka megalithic burial mound, representing at that time a wooded hill. Mound height of 6 meters with a base diameter of 70 meters was excavated and found underneath the dolmen and the remains of an ancient sanctuary. It is dedicated to the pagan sun God.

According to scientists, the megalith was erected in several stages. The first mound was a sacred temple, and by him stood two adjoining rings-the cromlech. Which is quite unusual for other megalithic structures, underground corridor-hole, lined with flat stones leads to the edge of the mound and into the pit. Then in the room set the dolmen, covering it with a clay layer and saved in bulk. Over time it has spread, forcing the Ministers to make an entrance through a pit. The sanctuary is not overgrown popular trail, which is indicated by worn stone plug from the hole. Traces of burial to detect and failed.

The age of the complex has identified approximately 5,000 years. The remains of the coals and their radiographic the analysis was able to calculate the date of the last fire – 4360 years ago. The current area of excavation exceeds 2 hectares. Full no analogue in the world exists. The mound resembles the now famous “Bosnian pyramids”, only in much smaller scale. More like buildings found in Ireland, Denmark, Portugal and Spain, but nowhere among them there is the dolmen. Perhaps this is an initiative of people from a later period.

From the center of the mound down the slope and escape the chains of stones in the form of rays of the sun. The rays of the mound, likely pointed to the direction of sunrise and sunset in the vernal and autumnal equinox. Perhaps there was an ancient astrological Observatory or burial of man, subsequently deified and added to equal the Sun. In any case, the truth we hardly know, and his version of the purpose of the megalith everyone can Express himself by visiting this place.

To drive in Psinka-1 is most convenient by car or bus from Tuapse to Anastasievka (5.35, 15.25, 1 7.30). This village is noteworthy because it was originally Czech. The building was occupied by refugees from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which was settled in 1866. Current name instead of the Czech St. George farm came up with only thirty-six years later, in honor of the fourth daughter of the Emperor of Anastasia Romanova, then shot along with his father by the Bolsheviks.

To get from the village to the complex is quite simple. About a kilometer up the valley Pshenaho on the right side of the river on a country road is a fork, where you will turn left. After crossing the river Ford, go out to the edge of an Apple orchard and a couple of hundred meters we see the right hill surrounded by oak trees. Archaeologist TESEV wants to create a Museum in the open air, but the idea is still very far away. In any case, mystical piece of ancient surrounded by lush mountain scenery worthy of a separate trip.

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