Yakutia – Russian Easter Island
The majority of the ancient scriptures say that a mysterious ancestral home of mankind – Hyperborea, was in Russia. Today, many researchers are looking for the actual proof of its real existence. And some of them are considered mysterious stone giants, located in Yakutia, and on a number of islands of the Arctic Ocean.
In a number of interviews famous Russian traveler Valentine Efremov has repeatedly pointed out that during the expedition to the North he had seen stone statues that might be man-made. If the tradition of the existence of Hyperborea, marked on the map of Gerard Mercator, is true, so, only this civilization in ancient times could erect such giants. Strong winds, heavy rainfalls and constant temperature changes turned monuments of antiquity into the cracked stone pillars.
Hyperborean continent consisted of four islands, separated by the Straits. According to one version, after the disaster that destroyed their world Hyperboreans moved to the continent. Their way, according to Valentine Efremov, passed through the islands of Anjou, named in honor of the famous polar explorer P.F. Anjou. During one of the expeditions Efremov managed to take photos of the stone figures on Kigilyakh peninsula.
Lena Pillars, located on the Lena River, are the most studied. According to geologists they appeared 550 million years ago.
Many travelers, who have visited the banks of the Lena more than once, saw the same pillars, but in different colors. This place has become so popular that in 1995 the authorities organized a national park here.
Interesting facts about Yakutia
– Yakutia, or Sakha Republic, is huge part of Russia. Its area (3.1 million square kilometers) is larger than Argentina. Only about a million people live in the vast expanses of Yakutia. The population density is one of the smallest among all the regions of Russia. People of different nations live here.
– The capital of the republic – the city of Yakutsk, is one of the oldest cities in Siberia, founded in 1632.
– Hot tea is the most popular drink.
– About a quarter of the world’s diamonds are mined in Yakutia. In 1954, Larisa Popugaeva became famous all over the country, when she found the first diamond deposit in northwestern Yakutia. The city Mirny, founded in 1956, became the capital of the Soviet diamondiferous province.
– In some unpopulated regions of Yakutia the winter temperature is -70 degrees.
– The northernmost point of Yakutia is Henrietta Island in the East Siberian Sea.
– People lived on the territory of modern Yakutia more than 6 thousand years ago.