Megalithic stones of mount Pidan, second research trip, 2007
The aim of this trip was to research the area around pre-historic wall where different kinds of megalithic stones: slabs (blocks) and plates had been found in August 2006 during the first research expedition to Pidan's megaliths.
Last year our team consisted of 7 persons but in this time there was only myself and my like-minded friend Nikolai. We left the city of Vladivostok by car at 9 a.m. and after 2 hours of hard driving we came to the village of Lukianovka (75 km from Vladivostok) the place where there are dreadful roads or rather no roads but only deep pits filled by water after a rain.
The path way to a meadow at the bottom of mountain was amazing. The murmur of the mountain river and delicate perfume of fresh forest air invigorated us during 4 hours trek to the camping place.
To the next morning we go to the top of the mountain. After an hour we came across the first unusual stones with looked like scattered constructions influenced by men. Many of them were overgrown with grass,trees and lianas.
After the big stone plate which is situated from 130-150 metres from the dolmen we came out of the wood. On layout of Pidan's megaliths one see that the dolmen is situated not so far from wall and it's the first evidence of manmade megaliths on Pidan.
The pre-historic wall is completely ruined in some areas. It looks like a fallen house of cards where the "cards" are stone plates which were moved from the top of the wall. But in many areas the wall is in a good shape. In these photos one can see the different fragments of pre-historic wall which demonstrate a great unnatural construction.
In addition I would like to comment the next two images. This megalith structure is represented eight plates situated on the top of a wall. Probably it is one part of the wall that didn't fall to the ground after an earthquake or ancient war.
When we passed around one wall we found a great many stone blocks influenced by human beings. It was unknown territory before this expedition and it continues to puzzle us since. I researched this area briefly a year ago during the first expedition to Pidan's megaliths and found some interesting covered stone blocks then. You can read a report and to see photos here >>>. This time there we found new polished and covered stones. Some of them look like building stone slabs (flagstones) from the pre-historic wall. Look at the pictures and one see that stones have absolutely straight and equilateral angles. So you could think that this just a freak of nature! Maybe I would agreed with you if we had found only one stone with equilateral angles, but how can hundreds of stones with straight and equilateral angles be explained?
We found other sorts of manmade blocks which look like stone figures that were covered and polished by man many ages ago. Maybe they were situated on the top of the wall and some of them look like fragments of a spiritual design. Take a look at the photo of a stone figure with two little and symmetrical hollows that look like nostrils. In the next photo one can see a covered stone which was cleared from twig with perfectly cut 90 degree angles. Weathering and erosion can create angles but not so perfect and without high quality precision such as this. The next two pictures are fragment of a ruined construction or pre-historic wall because they are situated near it.
The most interesting finds are these new cuts on the stone blocks. These cuts had been made in workmanlike manner and so skillfully by an unknown and lost technology which we can only wonder about now. So how and why were the cuts made are two important questions which we should solve. Some cuts on the stones blocks were found a year ago on the top of the pre-historic wall (read about this in the report after the expedition of August 2006) but during this trip I found many more cuts near the wall. It was not easy to find these cuts on the stones because they were overgrown with raspberry bushes and wild honeysuckle. There were also many venomous snakes which we had to be aware of during the whole trip.
In addition I would like to say that the Pidan megaliths which include pre-historic wall and the covered stone blocks definitely need more detailed research. I'm happy to collaborate with similar open-minded people.