The riddle of 5-thousand-year-old drawings from Siberia depicting strange creatures

March 19, 2024

These murals were found in the Altai mountains. According to scientists, their age is more than 5 thousand years. Archaeologists have discovered these figures in the village of Karakol.

They discovered another 1985th, but only this year they were exhibited in the museum.

The riddle of 5-thousand-year-old drawings from Siberia depicting strange creatures - NEWS

On the frescoes, you can see people in strange clothes with feathers and other creatures. Some of these figures are quite difficult to recognize, since they look very unnatural.

The riddle of 5-thousand-year-old drawings from Siberia depicting strange creatures - NEWS

These plates with frescoes were found in burials near the skeletons. Why they were put in a burial is not clear, but researchers are more interested in the meaning of the drawings. Paints of white, red and blue color were applied to the stone, and similar stones could no longer be found in Siberia.

The riddle of 5-thousand-year-old drawings from Siberia depicting strange creatures - NEWS

A few months ago, scientists from the Kurchatov Institute found out how primitive people were able to make paints for such frescoes.

The riddle of 5-thousand-year-old drawings from Siberia depicting strange creatures - NEWS

“We learned the composition of the dyes – it was found out that the mineral was first heated. The ancient painter heated the mineral to the appropriate temperature in order to get the paint of the desired color,” said the chief scientist of the institute, Roman Selin.