10 Great Ancient Mysteries Of The Ural Mountains

– Located in Russia, the Ural Mountains offer a unique glimpse into an unknown chapter in ancient history. Was this place once home to an advanced ancient civilization?

Gigantic stone structures, out-of-place artifacts, unusual geoglyphs, strange crates, unexplained explosions anomalous zones and traces of long-lost civilizations are just some of the any mysteries we encounter in this region of the world. Many discoveries reveal the Ural Mountains are still full of secrets.

In this top list we take a closer look at 10 great ancient mysteries of the Ural Mountains.

Near the Zjuratkul lake in the Ural Mountains north of Kazakhstan there is a huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer. Researchers estimate that this ancient giant figure is several thousand years older than the Nazca Lines of Peru. The entire stone structure is gigantic. Researchers say it stretches for about 900 feet (275 meters) at its farthest points, from northeast to southeast. The size is equivalent to two American football fields. Read more

Arkaim is a unique ancient site shrouded in mystery. It is is one of twenty prehistoric sites covering an area that expands over 400 by 200 km on the Eurasian steppes east of the southern part of Ural Mountains.

It’s commonly agreed that Arkaim, a circular fortified settlement, roughly 150 metres in diameter, and related artifacts was built somewhere between 4000-5000 years ago. Thousands of years old legends and myths from the region of Ural Mountains and ancient Siberia say that Arkaim is not any ordinary place where people live. On the contrary, four thousand years ago, the local inhabitants suddenly abandoned Arkaim and the empty settlement burnt. Read more

These super megaliths were found and photographed for the first time in 2014 by Georgy Sidorov, researcher and a proponent of unconventional theories regarding humanity’s past, on his expedition to Siberian Mountains.There are no known earlier photographs of these megalithic stones, located in the vicinity of the Shoria Mountain in Southern Siberia.This massive wall of gigantic granite stones is veiled in the mists of deep antiquity.There are only speculations regarding their cyclopean masonry, their builders, their technique methods and first of all, purpose and true meaning of their work. Were the builders an ancient advanced civilization we possess no information about? Read more

Strange microscopically small nanospirals within material that had to be at least 100,000 years old have been detected in several places, during a routine investigation of mineral deposits in the Ural Mountains in 1992.

The origin of these extraordinary and strange artifacts that the human eye can barely see – is still not explained. There were many speculations regarding the nanospirals. Some said they are forgery, but alternative history researchers think the artifacts offer proof of advanced ancient high-tech knowledge. Read more

Scientists studying a mysterious crater-like structure call it “Patomskiy crater”, after the river in the watershed of which it was located.

Yakuts, the local people who live in the Republic of Sakha, in Russia call it “Fire Eagle Nest”. Since the discovery of the crater, there have been many theories as to what (or who) could have created it, from secret Gulag’s mines to a spontaneous nuclear explosion of uranium ore.Is the “Patomskiy crater”, a natural formation, which doesn’t resemble anything we know or is it an artificial structure? Read more

Fossils of a crowned crocodile dinosaur have been discovered in the Ural Mountains. While this area is rich in fossils, it is the first time a prehistoric ‘crowned crocodile’ has been located in this region and scientists now hope they can locate the entire skeleton.

It is without doubt an exciting discovery potentially leading to new knowledge about this long-gone species. Read more

These enigmatic ancient stone statues, or “stone idols”, as they are often called by locals are almost unknown to the outside world.

The statues, known as the “Polovtsian statues” are found in large numbers spread across Russia, southern Siberia, in eastern Ukraine, Germany, Central Asia and Mongolia.

Many of the Polovtsian statues represent male warriors wearing helmets, armor, and weapons, like swords, bows, quivers. Hats and purses can be seen on the female statues.

Stone statues associated with the early Turks appeared in a vast territory of the Asian steppes that stretches from the Southern foothills of the Ural Mountains, through Kazakhstan, to Mongolia.

Their origins and the cultural significance are interpreted in a variety of ways, and still many issues associated with their construction remain unclear. Read more

The Tunguska explosion is a remarkable event that took place on June 30, 1908.

A huge blast occurred in the area of the Podkamennaya Tunguska River, located in Central Siberia and approximately 620 miles north of the town of Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.

The blast was extremely powerful. It had the explosive force of a 15-megaton nuclear weapon, shattering windows hundreds of miles away and lighting up the skies of the Northern hemisphere for days afterwards.

With 1,000 times more power than the Hiroshima bomb, the exploding object flattened trees over an area roughly the size of Tokyo. What caused the Tunguska explosion has been debated for years. Several scientists from Russia and abroad have proposed many plausible explanations for the phenomenon, yet none of them have proven to be 100% true. A group of scientists from the University of Bologna in Italy have proposed a theory suggesting the beautiful blue Lake Cheko formed as a result of the Tunguska explosion. Read more

The “Map of the Creator” is a puzzling artifact that has caused much controversy in the scientific community.

Several years ago, in 1999, a team of Russian scientists stumbled upon a mysterious stone slab that was covered with the relief map of Ural Region. At first experts thought the map was only about 3,000 years. However, it was later estimated to be about 120 million- year-old! How could this be possible?

The dating seemed to be unrealistic because no-one could have created such a detailed map at the time. Later, scientists of Bashkir State University who examined the “map” concluded it must have been created by an unknown advanced civilization that was present on Earth million of years ago. Read more

There are many anomalous zones in various parts of Russia. Also, called the M-Triangle, Perm anomalous zone is one of the most intriguing places and home to several accounts of unusual and mysterious phenomena. In ancient times, this place was sacred to the Mansi people, whose ancestors populated the areas west of the Ural Mountains.

Most people who visited the M-Triangle often feel the presence of some energy force that can be either negative or positive. the M-Triangle is a a place of great interest for researchers, journalists and tourists interested in strange and unexplained mysteries. Read more

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