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The mysterious pyramids in Altai, Siberia

You say pyramids and you think of ancient Egypt or Mexico. They seem to have been built in Siberia, perhaps by a nomadic population of Persian origin. But much remains to be studied.

The Siberian pyramids, not to be confused with those of Kola, were discovered in the Altai mountains in 1997 by a Russian expedition in the Sentelek valley, in the Charysh district. A very interesting area in itself where around 2,000 anomalous flashes occurred between 1975 and 1985, documented by the scientist Aleksey Dmitriev and that made ufologists from around the world jump out of their chairs.

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Step pyramids on the Altai mountains

These pyramids do not seem to have anything to do with these phenomena, but they are no less curious. According to the then director of the research center on Russian historical heritage, Professor Pjotr Chulga, in charge of the expedition, they had a stepped structure, with a flat top and remembered “in an impressive way, the pyramids of Latin America”, as Chulga declared in an interview.

Outside, the pyramids, which date back to the fourth century BC, consisted of ceramic slabs covered with grass and stone. Inside they appeared dug, presumed to allow the priests of the time to pay homage to their dead. Note that in the same region of Siberia, near the Russian border with Mongolia, two 2,500-year-old mummies were also found.

Scientists believe they belonged to the nomadic Scythian tribes, of Persian origin, who wandered the steppes from the Black Sea to Mongolia from the nineteenth century BC to the fourth century AD and were eliminated from the historical Herodotus for the richness of their burials.

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Although it has been hypothesized, it has never been fully clarified whether there is a link between the pyramids on the Altai mountains and the Scythians, who despite having elaborate religious rites (according to Herodotus when a ruler died, the Scythians sacrificed concubines and servants, so that they could continue to serve him in the afterlife), it does not appear to have ever built pyramids.

The even more curious thing is that after a large initial echo, in 1997, nobody ever mentioned any pyramid on the Altai mountains again if not the Russian explorer Georgy Sidorov,already known for having found a megalithic site on Mount Shoriya, east of the Altai mountains.

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Sidorov's trihedral pyramid, the mystery deepens

Sidorov claims to have discovered an ancient trihedral pyramid on the Altai mountains which, however, would have had a marble coating. “When we started to examine, to study everything around us, we found many broken slabs. They are very similar to marble or limestone. There are many slabs. Probably, the pyramid was originally covered with this marble” explained the expert.

Who built the pyramids in the Altai mountains and what historical and architectural parallel was it possible to create between Siberia, the ancient Egypt of the pharaohs, and the Aztec and Mayan civilizations of Latin America? To date there seem to be no answers, if any of the readers of have any further information, please contact us, we will be happy to discuss the topic in future articles.

Tags: Unsolved mysteries, Ancient Egypt, history, archeology