Shartash megaliths

In Eastern and South-Eastern sector of the Park Shartash there are a number of quite unusual and of unknown purpose. At first glance, they can be attributed to the natural landforms (as marked on the old maps and rare now), or the traces of human activity (thus, official history and archaeology carries it to the quarry of the XIX and XX centuries). However, strict geometry plans, multidirectional cut the corners of the walls, the thick joints of the giant granite slabs, circular as in the amphitheater, carved heavy plate- “seat” and many other oddities about the cult background data megalithic structures.

There is the view of some scholars that these objects are most likely a temple complex constructed on a natural Foundation of granite slabs and subjected for thousands of years the processes of weathering. Granite isomorphic. Therefore when splitting forms a straight line. In addition, natural criminalist longitudinal nature, creating a stratified granite, creates natural preconditions for the formation of future “mattress” weathering.

Shartash “foundations” can be considered either purely natural forms of relief, in fact, depicted on topographic maps, or mixed – natural and anthropogenic (quarries). A number of signs indicating artificial stone processing, moreover, not relevant most of the classical stone quarries (and Shartash quarry, artificial relief given), but rather for the purposes of a religious character.

The ages of these structures (if structures), according to conservative estimates, is defined by some researchers as 2700-3500 BC i.e. commensurate with age of Arkaim in the “land of cities” and the Egyptian pyramids. Others refer these objects to even more ancient times.

Perhaps we can talk about the reopening of the monument of archeology and culture, of giving him special status and the appropriate attitude on the part of scientists, local and regional authorities, competent agencies, and also business mastering the territory of the Park and the visitors.

Even within the planned cluster here student of Urfu the object claimed, for example, called “Megalithic complex Shartash” would be favorably positioned and Shartash, and Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg and Middle Urals in General.

And if the ideologues and supporters of this project will be able to convey to the authorities the importance of Shartash megalithic complex, is reasonably to prove its historical, cultural and archaeological value, there is a chance that not only hundreds of tourists that visit the “Shartash megaliths” today, thousands tomorrow, will provide a favourable image of this unique place on the level of Russia, at least.

However, the state in which are to date the megalithic objects speaks about the real threat of losing it, perhaps, a unique monument of ancient civilizations, existing once in the territory of the Middle Urals.


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