Archaeologists Uncover 2500-year-old Civilization in Russia

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Moscow, Dec 28 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 2500-year-old advanced civilization at the bottom of Lake Issyk Kul in the Kyrgyz mountains in Russia.

According to a report in RIA Novosti, the team consisted of Kyrgyz historians, led by Vladimir Ploskikh, vice president of the Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences, and other Russian colleagues, like historian Svetlana Lukashova.

The expedition resulted in sensational finds, including the discovery of major settlements, presently buried underwater.

The data and artefacts obtained, which are currently under study, apply the finishing touches to the many years of exploration in the lake, made by seven previous expeditions.

The discovery consisted of formidable walls, some stretching for 500 meters-traces of a large city with an area of several square kilometers.

Other findings included Scythian burial mounds, eroded by waves over the centuries, and numerous well preserved artifacts-bronze battleaxes, arrowheads, self-sharpening daggers, objects discarded by smiths, casting molds, and a faceted gold bar, which was a monetary unit of the time.

All these discoveries suggest that the ancient city was a metropolis in its time.

Some artifacts are in fact so stunning that they point towards an advanced civilization.
According to the researchers, the findings lead to the speculation that the local people at that time had a socio-economic system hitherto unknown to historians. As a blending of nomadic and settled life, it either gradually evolved into something different or-more likely-was destroyed by one of the many local floods.

Lake Issyk Kul has played a tremendous role since the inception of human history due to its geographic location at the crossing of Indo-Aryan and other nomadic routes. Archeologists found traces of many religions here-Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (ANI)
http://news.iskcon.com/archaeologists_uncover_2500yearold_civilization_russia
 

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2500 year old civilization with Christian traces? Not possible.
The Civilization began and came into existence about 2500 years ago it was probably destroyed about +/- thousand years after the advent of christianity..So it is possible
 
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The Civilization began and came into existence about 2500 years ago it was probably destroyed about +/- thousand years after the advent of christianity..So it is possible
Do i have to say it again?:)
 

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I misread it as meaning "2500 year old ruins".
Can everyone move on now, nothing more to see here!
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With So many Religionns in one place it would have been similar to The holy land Jerusalem(Constantinople)
 

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The Civilization began and came into existence about 2500 years ago it was probably destroyed about +/- thousand years after the advent of christianity..So it is possible
I'm curious as to what other references exist referring to this civilization in contemporary chronicles, Roman, Greek or perhaps even chinese records?
 

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I'm curious as to what other references exist referring to this civilization in contemporary chronicles, Roman, Greek or perhaps even chinese records?
The most ancient mention of Lake Issyk-Kul can be found in Chinese chronicles. Chang Ch'ien, a Chinese explorer, set forth on a journey to the West in the year 138 B.C. He was captured by the Hsiung-nu (possibly the same people known by European historians as the Huns). During his captivity he visited Central Asia and the mysterious tribes of the nomadic Yueh-chih who at that time inhabited the lands around Lake Issyk-Kul. The traveler wrote that the land was rich in pastures and coniferous woods. In 629 A.D., Hsuan-zhang, a Chinese Buddhist monk on a pilgrimage to India reached Lake Issyk-Kul after an arduous crossing of the Tien-Shan mountains. The Chinese called the lake, Zhehai "the warm lake", as the lake never freezes, which completely corresponds with the Turkic name.
http://www.kyrgyzstan.orexca.com/issyk-kul.shtml

THE GREAT SILK ROAD
In the 2nd century B.C. People took many attempts to cross Tien-Shan barrier, some scientists suppose that this part of the Great Silk Road already functioned in 4th century B.C.
http://www.fantasticasia.net/?p=7&travel=Great Silk Road Route Way

From Russian News Agency:
Lake Issyk Kul has played a tremendous role since the inception of human history due to its geographic location at the crossing of Indo-Aryan and other nomadic routes. Archeologists found traces of many religions here-Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Somewhere in the vicinity was Chihu, the metropolitan city of a mighty state of Wusung nomads, which ancient Chinese chronicles mentioned on many occasions.
Some artifacts are stunning. A 2,500 year-old ritual bronze cauldron was found on the bottom of the lake. The subtlety of its craftsmanship is amazing. Such excellent quality of joining details together can be presently obtained by metalwork in an inert gas.
http://en.rian.ru/analysis/20071227/94372640.html
 
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