Archaeologists have discovered in the Himalayas, a huge stone army (photo)
In the mountains of the PIR and Prices the scientists found about two hundred stone sculptures of horsemen, plates with images of people and animals.
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Archaeology is primarily associated with the excavation, but sometimes a unique ancient monuments can be found directly on the surface of the earth, reports Rus.Media. Such a discovery was recently made in the Himalayas. Russian-Indian expedition worked in the mountains of the PIR and Prices. There the scientists found about two hundred stone sculptures of horsemen, plates with images of people and animals, stone bases and covered with stone tiles swimming pools.
Unique monuments were directly on the surface of the earth. The fact that they were not discovered earlier, due to their location at an altitude of two thousand meters. Statues of horses with two, three, and sometimes four horsemen is made with great care.
The costume of the soldiers, their weapons, jewelry, horse equipment and harness the striking abundance of detail, but the riders face, deprived of individuality: each of them transferred to a generalized image of a warrior. I wonder what more ancient warriors “terracotta army” have unique facial features.
Himalayan sculpture reminded archaeologists portraits, which are found on the coins of the Hephthalites: for this people’s distinctive large facial features, big long straight nose and flat cut neck.
The latter feature may be associated with the traditions of the deformation of skulls, adopted from a number of ancient tribes. Big round earrings in the ears of the riders also brought them together with some images of the new rulers minted on coins.
Possible age stone statues — 67 century A. E. How much time and effort you need to create a huge stone troops, scientists do not yet know. Among other issues facing archaeologists, the true meaning of the sculptures and the need to establish them as high in the mountains.