Mysterious circles Fiolent

A halo of mysteries attracts the earth Fiolent. Unusual scenery and weather, ancient monuments, testimonies of UFO sightings and other anomalous phenomena.

Among the various phenomena related to the antiquity of special note is the subject of strange archaeological objects – the so-called “stone circles” near Cape Fiolent. Each such circle, and there are only 7, is a ring, built of blocks of local limestone on a level surface. Outer diameter of rings is about 3 meters, internal (that is, the space enclosed by a ring) is in the range of 1.5-2 meters. The blocks that composed the rings are different sizes and thicknesses of about 30-50 cm, Their surface is smooth, and the stone blocks bear the traces of processing.

The ring itself relative to the current surface a little depth into the soil is approximately 20-30 cm. It is also evident that the stone blocks have a slight slope to the inside. The impression is that surviving the bottom row of circles is just the base viewscasa here once buildings.

The Chairman of the “Society of Saint Theodore Gavras” Andrey Vasilyev about one of the “mysterious circles Fiolent”

In this case, they may be the foundations of small structures such businessintelligence form. But their initial height, we hardly ever define precisely. You can only suggest that she was small – not more than 2-3 meters is too narrow the bottom row of masonry for high buildings.

Just on the heraclean Peninsula it is known more than 39 circular structures. They have drawn attention travelers of the XVIII-XIX centuries academician Pallas, and Dubois de Monpierre. Fiolentovskoe circles are the group and the most convenient for viewing. They are located along the road on the waste ground just above camp “Karavella”.

It was originally thought that such structures are the handiwork of the ancient Greeks. Because almost the entire Peninsula was divided into land plots of citizens of ancient Chersonesos. But, when in the beginning of XX century L. Moses found inside one of the circles of the silicon flake, the Greek version has disappeared. The fact that flint tools of labour made people of the stone and bronze ages, and the natives of the Crimean Tauri used them in the iron age.

Later there was a version of the geological, i.e. natural formation of such structures. But it is also unconvincing: too smooth the shape of circles and there is a certain order in their arrangement.

What could be mysterious circles Fiolent? Contact your analogies. Characteristically, about the same type of buildings – if we make the circles for the bases unpreserved beshenkovsky structures was distributed throughout Europe in ancient times.

Round the Foundation of religious buildings found in Germany, Gaul and other places. They are, as a rule, to pre-Roman time. It is believed that they are related to local cults of the goddess of wisdom and the Holy fire, similar to the Roman Minerva. Julius Caesar in “Notes on the Gallic war” reports that in language, customs and laws of the Gauls, the goddess is mentioned under different names: Brigando, Minerva, Belisama, Dea Brigantia. Variations of names of the goddess depended on ethnic and tribal differences. Among the Germans who lived on the North sea coast, was famous for the cult of the virgin Nehallenia. She was completely devoted to the tiny temple is also a round shape. In the British Isles there was also a similar cult centers, they connect with local “modern” – “matushkas”, goddesses keepers of the hearth.

Trulo from Bari. Performed by way of dry masonry. The dome is spurious.

More is known of the Roman sanctuary of the goddess Vesta, which had rather modest dimensions. The diameter of the base of the circular building was only 15 meters (in Imperial Rome, famed for its gigantic for the times the buildings!). Cults of Vesta has survived since the time preceding the Foundation of the city, i.e. was inherently very archaic. The first temple in her honor was another round that was made of wood and twigs. Priestess of the goddess – the vestal took a vow of celibacy for 30 years. Their role was to keep the sacred fire and to do divination.

Based on such facts, it is logical to assume our Heraclea circles the remains of small sanctuaries, are quite ordinary. Modest size, built in the form of a small round turrets could be for ritual Vaziani. This confirms the finding of L. Soloviev in one of the rings of the bat and shards of fired ceramic, the Greek, according to his message. Then there are some temples could have existed in ancient times.

A well-known researcher of the ancient religious traditions of the Indo-Europeans Herman Wirth notes that such round religious buildings was originally conceived by the house of deity. In historical time (written in the era) is known for the concept of ban-drui – “woman-druid”, which carried out various priestly functions, and also protecting the sacred fire. The cult of fire known to the ancient Aryans since ancient time (IV-III Millennium BC). And in the temple Brigandi in Ireland, later turned into a convent, the sacred fire burned continuously until the middle ages and was only abolished by the English king Henry VIII (1509-1547).

If we go back in Taurica, all these thoughts evoke in your memory the thought of known for the messages of ancient authors the temple of the goddess Virgo Taurus – Diana, which the local aborigines, allegedly, sacrificed countless Greeks and other foreigners.

Because the most common localization of this creepy temple with columns and steps, was located somewhere near the coast of Cape Fiolent. There the priestess made a bloody ritual to outsiders was cut off in the ancient tradition of the head, and the lifeless bodies were thrown into the sea from a high cliff and sat around tees and enjoyed the animal show.

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