Gothic in Ukraine
One of the most interesting periods of the history of architecture of Ukraine — the end of XIV — first half XV century. On the Western lands that are less…

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Cyclopean stones
"The civilization of the Cyclopes? Until the end of the twentieth century, it wouldn't occur to me that the mythical Cyclops existed actually. However, a sensational discovery in Texas (USA)…

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The megaliths of Donbass – the legacy of ancient Hyperborea?

In the vicinity of the village Donskoye of Volnovakha district – unsightly rocky soil, where the surface of granite rocks. And yet there is a lot of randomly placed rock formations. This lost in Donetsk steppes area, which is the ordinary name of Lososina beam, is part of the ancient Hyperborea. So says a resident of the village don Alexander Shulga is associate Professor in the Department of criminal law disciplines Donetsk law Institute MIA of Ukraine, candidate of legal Sciences, and “part-time” – an Amateur archaeologist, who along with his son Artem proceeded several miles of steppes in search of the homeland of civilization.

While such studies of Amateur archaeologists discovered dozens of artifacts that, in their opinion, indicate that the ancient civilization of Hyperborea was located on the territory of modern Donbass. Continue reading

Expedition to the Ustyurt plateau

This was the first trip taken by the author. The group in addition to the author, while the fourth-year student of geological faculty of Moscow state pedagogical University, was already a well-known traveller in South America, Anatoliy Khizhnyak, mountaineer, conqueror of Dombai Alexander Polyakov, inquisitive student Alex Avilov and erudite biologist Dmitry Usov. We were all ready for the most risky adventures. Decorated with our male friends the girl Tatyana, the employee of the Main Botanical garden of RAS. Learning about the possibility to collect seeds of rare plants on an isolated plateau, brave girl-nerd without hesitation joined our team and passed all three weeks of hard marching.

The shed on the plateau literally

We went in early April when in those places still blowing cold winds and night-time temperatures drop below zero, so we stocked up on warm clothes, which is very useful.

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Cyclopean stones

“The civilization of the Cyclopes? Until the end of the twentieth century, it wouldn’t occur to me that the mythical Cyclops existed actually. However, a sensational discovery in Texas (USA) shocked scientists around the world. The fact is that paleontologists Victor Pacheco and Martin fried during a vacation in big Band-Country decided to combine the pleasant with the useful and explored one of the caves, and found the remains of a creature rising to about 2.5 m and weighing 300 kg, in the skull, which in the middle of the forehead there was just one socket. The bone age about 10 thousand years. Scientists were able for the skeleton to reproduce the appearance of substance. I must say, his appearance was fully consistent with the description of the mythical creature.

…Remind: Homer is portrayed Cyclops (also called ciclope) cruel giants and pointed out that they live in caves, engaged in the breeding of livestock ” (Nepomnyashchy N. N “one Hundred great mysteries of the ancient world”, Moscow; “Assembly” 2008, pp. 11-12). Continue reading