Calvary. Cairns or dolmens?
According to the reports, published on the Internet, I knew that the Body are concentrated the most interesting objects of creation, the ancient inhabitants of the Kem skerries. On other Islands, judging by the testimonies of travellers, “there are some Cairns and other stone objects” . so I did not expect to find something more impressive.
Though I was confused some what is information almost all sites coincided sometimes with the precision of words like “authors” have copied material from a single source. (This article can be found on many sites)
The first Parking lot on the North Kolovare we made on the Eastern shore of the island in a deep Bay on the traverse small bare Islands Of this Bay has a beautiful view on the Body.
The surprises started as soon as sakalelis.
The Eastern shore of the Northern Access.
The surprises started as soon as sakalelis.
Unloading the catamaran, we discovered on the shores of the powerful flint (sometimes resembling cornelian) vein in the granite rock . Although a few days ago, the official representatives of archaeology said . that flint here is nowhere found during the excavation of a flint tool – one of the mysteries of antiquity.
After dinner and the arrangement of the camp I reselectricity. As the object selected sloping stone mountain, framing the Bay from the South-East (dinner was dense and climbing on the rocks of the ridge, stretching along the entire island, did not want).
In the second boulder lying on the slope, I learned Seid: the boulder was placed on the supports. But unlike seita on the German Body, this was the size of a small shed somewhere near her house. I went to the next boulder, which turned out to be a single: next – too… About some of the seids were scatterings of smaller boulders, suggesting that the ruins of something more grandiose.
Here I found several objects that can be identified, based on the evidence viewed before the campaign as “their own tongue pit” – home of the ancient Saami.
The next day, wandering along the shoreline, I found a few Cairns on the gentle slope of the island almost at the very border of the tidal sea level fluctuations. If they were specifically put in the water. Although it’s hard to believe, given the fact that the sea level (likely?) changed. One was never in doubt: in the last hundred years, maybe two hundred, to move such blocks to put them under a rock in the head hardly anyone would come.
The South-Western shore of the Northern Access.
The next day moved into the Strait between Cholavaram. On the way stopped in the Bay on the West side of the Northern Access near the Strait. Seizing the moment, I have searched the nearby rocks. Without a doubt – they also studied those who lived here in ancient times. A lot of boulders and fragments of rocks were in the depths of the Bay, but to go to them there was no time.
When I set the camp in the Strait and already knowing what to pay attention, I noted that there may be a lot of interesting.
There was also a lot of interesting.
In the evening I took the camera and went to the Western side of the island, intending to film the sunset. On the way stopped at the stones on the plates near the Strait between Kolovare, which drew attention earlier in the day.
It was Seid.
Rising to the top of the island through the pine-covered slope, I came across another cluster of stone collapses. It also had blocks put on the stand. Only used as a base here was used not small stones, and large fragments of rock.
The buildings were so fundamental and powerful than Seid that I have seen on the Bodies that seids them to call it no longer wanted. They were more like the dolmens .
Like, here were the quarries where these stones are mined.
The time was inconvenient for photography, because in the forest it was already quite dark and I decided to postpone the shooting in the morning. But in vain: as always, a new day dictates new rules
Another stone building I found near the camp, just behind the rock covering us from the wind, from the water-meadow. In appearance it resembles a well-preserved stone oven or hearth, built of granite slabs. It seems to me that it was created in the foreseeable past: painfully it is in good condition. However, no traces bred here once the fire has not been preserved: no coals, no smoke, and covering the rocks, a layer of sod speaks of advanced age.
Fell in the morning mist, so thick that fifty meters to understand that it was impossible. On photography or swimming was out of the question. When the fog began to clear, remaining before departure time, I felt it more appropriate to use for inspection of the southern Access:its long gentle Northern slope was just littered with intriguing-looking boulders and rocks.
Megalithic structures of the southern Access are concentrated on the gentle part of its Northern tip, along the Strait separating it from the Northern Access
I wasn’t surprised when the first scattering of rocks, which came close, I saw the natural arrangement of rocks.
Moreover, even me the chills gotten from the recognition effect: in front of me was a stone table on a stone with legs placed around stone benches. Then came the Association with Table of King Arthur.
I suspect such thing as a table of the time the creators of this building, most likely, simply did not exist ( imagine “their own tongue pit” with a table in the middle fairly safely ); maybe it was the altar, or the altar, or indeed the negotiation stone?
But that’s not all. When before we left Calvary, I demonstrated this “table” to everyone else, a hundred meters South of the first “table”, we found the second, and even further along the shore of the Bay is the third.
Then locals told us that on one of the Islands (they even say on what, but she had forgotten) is similar to “table” the size of a car.
By the way, the local population is dominated by the view that all these Cairns and other structures pile the glacier. Cap our San Sanych, shares this point of view.
Here, as in Northern Kolovare, too, was the feeling that all this – the ruins of some great buildings.