15 Unique Sites of the Silk Road
In the mountains from the time of the 8th century BC, stone dwellings or caves, "the homes of magicians", still remain in Central Asia. Or rather - fire worshipers.
In the mountains near Maliy An, there are cave complexes — orders of traveling monks, their age from the 9th-16th centuries of our era.
There are caves with bones, probably prehistoric people, Neanderthals, which the locals worshiped before the arrival of the monotheistic religion.
In some places, closer to Dawan, caves were preserved even before the beginning of the 19th century, with runic letters carved out at the entrance, with the designation "Deep Mine".
The cave has a long and deep corridor. Underground river. Through which the ancient wooden bridge is thrown. 100 steps from this stretches the stone-lined floor, which breaks off and goes into the abyss. Downstairs which goes rope ladder, which ends after 7 meters.
After examining the depth, it turned out that it has about 50 meters. Next are the development of the breed, immediately workshops, in which the slaves worked.
According to the archaeological age of 8-9 century AD.
In another cave, a man's mummy was found half buried in the ground.
Of course the mountains, in archaeological terms, poorly understood.
In Persia, the mountains and steppes, so that merchants did not stray during dust storms or snowstorms, wooden stakes were driven into the ground. As a landmark road.
In North Africa, in the swamps, there were also wooden stakes - landmarks. Some roads in the steppe were marked with stone pyramids. They mark the boundaries of territories and crossroads.
There are still rocks on the mountains, rock paintings, which depict animals, people and some strange plans.
Scientists have learned to recognize them by the style of execution, the drawing application tool used, and from them they can already determine the approximate age of the drawing itself.
Usually these drawings were located in places where people used to live or hunt. Sometimes these were borders showing other tribes that it was a foreign territory or providing information that several species of animals live in this area. For example, predators.
What is interesting is the glowing patterns were found on all continents of the Earth and at all latitudes.
There is a confusion in the names of certain places, such as the same place, but it had different names - "Seven houses", others claimed that this place was "Seven snakes", there were those who said that originally this place was called "Seven eyes".
Although the old-timers, over a cup of green fragrant tea, told me that everyone is wrong, and the name is correct "Seven Lambs". What name is correct, I don't know, but if you believe the old-timers, then "Seven Lambs" will be most likely, since the district is basically a pastoralist.
There are a great many such oddities or uniqueness when studying the history of the Silk Road. Not to mention the lost trading cities of the Silk Road, there are about 300 of them only in Central Asia!
In the village of "Seven Lambs" there were many rock paintings - wild sheep, goats, horses, deer, even one tiger and about a dozen plans. Interestingly, these drawings were similar to those from the Hindu Kush Pass. In ancient times, a man could walk about 50 km a day, like a horse.
As modern people have passed, they have become weaker, but on the other hand, modern people now have cars, helicopters, exoskeletons, and drones. Technology develops, man becomes sick.
The range of time, covering the appearance of petroglyphs, as well as cave painting, is extremely wide: from the end of the ice age, when the main game of man was the mammoth and the wild horse, to the next centuries of our era.
The image of animals appeared, somewhere 30,000 years ago in the Late Paleolithic, but people in the Mesolithic some 15,000 years ago.
There are three main styles of rock art images:
1. The silhouette or shadow style, which refers to the second millennium BC. However, it is possible that such drawings were made much earlier;
2. Contour - in which the figures are not transmitted by continuous embossing, but are limited only by their contours. Sometimes wavy lines were made inside such contours. Such variants of contour images are called openwork;
3. The latest style, more simple, is called skeleton drawing. This is a schematic, geometrical figure.
The technique of performing all these images can be dashed or dotted, when the design is knocked out by many strokes with a stone or metal tool. Another method of applying images was scratching them, this is already a carved technique.
All these oddities or uniqueness inevitably give rise to the appearance of legends and fairy tales with monks, wizards, monsters, such as dinosaurs or mammoths. Although it is just the natural course of life.
But it was possible that the theme and material for legends, myths and fairy tales were born in the Middle Ages and the Late Feudal period.