Prehistoric Rock Sculptures Discovered in Ukraine: Another Stonehenge?
According to news sources, specialists at the Institute of History and Science of Politics of the Carpathian National University do not know the origin of these Neolithic rock sculptures, but they are comparing them to the enigmatic British Stonehenge. Apparently, this find was paralleled in other parts of Europe, notably Portugal and Ireland where similar constructions have also been recently discovered.
More than ten rocks have been found to date, and Nikolai Kugutyak, the director of the above-mentioned institute believes that the sculptures are five or six thousand years old. The most valuable archeological find, at least at this point, is the giant, 14-meter (46 feet) sculpture of a pregnant woman. According to village residents, Ukrainian President, Viktor Yushchenko, who often visits the Carpathian Mountains, has already seen the unique sculptures.
Scientists have compared these prehistoric rock sculptures to Stonehenge, but all they can really say about them is that similar mysterious constructions have been found in parts of southern and northern Europe. This discovery in the village of Snidavka, in the Kosov region of the Ukraine was not a surprise, as archeologists have always known that there existed sculptures in the mountains. During Soviet domination, however, explorations were forbidden. When they were permitted there was no money to finance an expedition, and research started only three years ago.
In speaking of the statue of the pregnant woman, archeologist Mykola Kogutyak, believes it to date back to 5000-6000 BC. He said the statue is important because “it signifies the interweaving of north Black Sea civilizations.”
Who cut out these sculptures and why remains a mystery. Some scientists believe they belong to the Trypillya culture while others feel they are even older. All experts agree that whatever these sculptures represent, they are heathen symbols. These haunting structures may remain forever shrouded in mystery, their secrets forever locked behind ancient faces of stone.
The question remains:
Do we really want to know their truth?
Maybe we don’t.
M Dee Dubroff