In early July, in the taiga of an unusual natural phenomenon. Forty kilometers from the town of Vyazma, Podkhorenok the river, in the forest was felled a few acres of forest, as if someone took a huge mace on the ground, breaking, turning old trees by the roots. As explained in the Far Eastern regional center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, but a tornado is capable of that. The strength of the wind was so incredible, and the appearance of these latitudes siphon so strange and rare that many researchers were about to go to the site of the epicenter and find out what has brought a wind of change … However, a research scientist Michael Efimenko all ahead.
He had just returned from an expedition and rushed to the editors to share their findings and show finds. Part of his artifacts he found in the garden of a local resident of the village apartments Vyazemsky district, which he has collected in the woods and put on display the children.
— Until now, the village apartments for historians of interest only as one of the places of cultural monuments of the Stone Age — Stone Age, — says Mikhail Efimenko. — Here on the rocks found drawings of prehistoric man — Petroglyphs: funny horses and scenes of hunting life. But what I saw, I was amazed. Stones from another world, from another culture, from another time, from another civilization …
Finds a lot, but a little explanation. To understand their nature, scientists week sitting in the library and reread books on culture of the Ancient World: Egypt, Greece and Rome. Compared the photos of hewn stones of varying length, width, and color, which are scattered through the taiga. Did profession Efimenko — architect with thirty years of experience.
— Look at the incredibly large ovals I found in the woods — continues Mikhail. — They are the size of a man. What like? It seems to have a small mouth, is seen even the nose, eyes, chin, which makes stone head over. But it is not the human mind … So cut the stone in Egypt in the eighth century BC. Oval — nothing like a stone "head of Aries" in the first stage of processing. Such head Khabarovsk scientist seen in the Temple of Amun in Karnak, there is even a walkway of stone heads. Amon in Egyptian mythology and worshiped the sun was represented as a ram. Was a cult, when sacrificed a sheep.
— Pay attention to the stone figure, — he says. — Knocked out frame. This is a Greek technique of stone. Traces stonecutter left unturned, date back to around the sixteenth century AD. In the Far East such masters appear until the twentieth century, and even then so delicately, "outline" stone they could not. Even when they were building a bridge across the Amur, stonecutter invited from Europe.
Processing of stone "in the frame" with the words Efimenko, used in the construction of the temple of the Parthenon in Athens in the year 438 BC. It was built on the initiative of Pericles, and the architects were Ictinus and Kallikrates. Today, the temple remained only ruins …
But how? Here for a hundred miles of any stone buildings, wooden houses around …
— How did we hit the rocks while I can not say — says our guest. — Most likely, were masters who knew the secrets of the process. But I can clarify that these stones will never fit into the wall, they are not building a building. They do not have a solution. They seemed prepared for construction. All started and quickly abandoned.
In some blocks of stone Efimenko said through holes. They were like a puncture of the unparalleled power of weapons. Holes outside melted and glassy crust said that it traces the impact of the huge temperature.
Efimenko expedition failed to find even a quarry on the banks of the Ussuri River, which produces "stones of the Parthenon." Smash them with cuts — small squares on the edges, as if chopping block, like coconut, first in shapeless pieces, and then, stesyvaya edge, receive the necessary geometry. In the rocks found characteristic holes in Hellenistic times as bells. They served or to transport goods, or were ordinary drain holes — guttering, when going into buildings. Exactly the same "bells" in the stone bars archaeologists found at the excavation of Pompeii, the ancient city on the coast of the Bay of Naples, who died in 1979 AD during the eruption of Vesuvius.
Near the quarry Michael Efimenko discovered yet and the entrance to the maze, the underground city. This entry flat and resembles a large crater in the ground. Local residents flooded the entrance with stones to village boys did not go underground, but it's nowhere can make these ancient catacombs. They say they are so long that can last up to China, and even to Tibet … How to believe in it?
Meanwhile, in the history of the Middle Ages, Amur — the most mysterious and unexplored historical period. White spot in history because it is believed that at this time of the tribes who lived along the Amur River, disappeared, declined. Even powerful states Bohai and Jurchen, existed in the vast Amur VII to XII century, and being quite advanced military feudal powers were defeated. As recorded in all the textbooks "peoples of the Far East lost state and were on the stage of the patriarchal system …". What happened then? Maybe a natural disaster? This question is not answered.
Of course, a tornado sweeping through a few weeks ago in the forest in the Vyazma area, could not move the stones from one side of the world to the other, most likely, he revealed those findings, which for many years concealed land.
According to Michael Efimenko, archaeologists expect interesting finding, the mystery that still keeps the taiga in the Khabarovsk region, and they will not be comparable to the pyramids in Egypt and the excavation of Troy. Of those cities and civilizations were some idea, reached epic images and ancient narrative, the book, and about civilization "Aries", the city Tartarus (the underworld) we do not know yet. The story here is just beginning.