25,000-Year-Old Buildings Found In Russia
Hundreds of megalithic monuments are known as dolmens in the Caucasus mountains of Russia, not far from towns like Tzelentzchik, Touapse, Novorossiysk and Sochi. Archeologists from Russia and foreign have not yet discovered their use.
According to the Kykeon website, all those megalithic dolmens you can see below in the pictures are dated 10,000 to 25,000 years ago. According to other archaeologists The age of these megalithic structures was between four thousand and six thousand years old.
Throughout the world, thousands of prehistoric megalithic monuments are identified. However, some of the least recognised outside the former Soviet Union are in the Caucasus.
These dolmen are situated on both sides of the mountain range, about 12,000 square kilometres from Russia and Abkhazia on the western Caucasus.
The Caucasian dolmens represent a unique type of prehistoric architecture, built with precisely dressed cyclopic stone blocks. The stones were, for example, shaped into 90-degree angles, to be used as corners or were curved to make a perfect circle. The monuments date between the end of the 4th millennium and the beginning of the 2nd millennium B.C.
While generally unknown in the rest of Europe, these Russian megaliths are equal to the great megaliths of Europe in terms of age and quality of architecture, but are still of an unknown origin.
The Caucasian dolmens represent a unique type of prehistoric architecture, built with precisely dressed large stone blocks. The stones were, for example, shaped into 90-degree angles, to be used as corners or were curved to make a circle.
In spite of the variety of Caucasian monuments, they show strong similarities with megaliths from different parts of Europe and Asia, like the Iberian Peninsula, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Israel and India. A range of hypotheses has been put forward to explain these similarities and the building of megaliths on the whole, but still it remains unclear.
Ancient buildings found in Russia which is 25,000 years old
Approximately 3,000 of these megalithic monuments are known in the Western Caucasus, but more are constantly being found, while more and more are also being destroyed. Today, many are in great disrepair and will be completely lost if they are not protected from vandals and general neglect.
The dolmens are found in the area of Krasnodar. Krasnodar is a city and the administrative center of Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Kuban River about 148 kilometers (92 mi) northeast of the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.
Concentrations of megaliths, dolmens and stone labyrinths have been found (but little studied) throughout the Caucasus Mountains, including the Abkhazia.
Most of them are represented by rectangular structures made of stone slabs or cut in rocks with holes in their facade.