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Russian archaeologists discover 200 stone horsemen in Himalayas

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Russian archaeologists discover 200 stone horsemen in Himalayas


Science Straight from the Source Russian-Indian archaeological expedition working in the Himalayas discovered two sacral monuments, RIA Novosti informs.

Archaeologists managed to excavate around two hundred unique stone statues of the early Middle Ages. Scientist Vyacheslav Molodin has claimed journalists, that this expedition headed by Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Natalia Polosmak has been working in this high-mountain and remote place (the border of India and Pakistan) for three years and the last year was fantastically productive. To get to the place of excavations is very hard. All findings should be scrutinized. The stone statues are of interest to scientists as sometimes one, two, three or even four men sit on one horse.

According to the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vyacheslav Molodin, it was the way for ancient inhabitants to embody their myths, which need to be studied and deciphered. They are lavishly decorated with carving. Archaeologists are puzzled with the fact that nothing similar had been found in India before. According to them, the stone statues are a result of living of some unknown population, which left such a bright trace in history.

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