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6 Searching For Stone Warriors of the Past

Searching For Stone Warriors of the Past

Posted on May 5, 2013 by team


They are called in various ways: “badiz” or “musin”, but the most widespread variant sounds like “balbaltas”. They can be met from the Mongolian sacred Orkhon River to the very Caspian Sea: in Mongolia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China and Kazakhstan. The political scientist Yerlan Karin had been researching the warriors for five years and issued his photo album devoted to this research.

We start our journey from Mongolia, the sacred Orkhon river which was the spring of the nomads.

Scientists believe that the local stone warriors bear evidence of the period of steppe kagans’ power, military and political system and traditions of that time.

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6 Responses to “Searching For Stone Warriors of the Past”

  1. Mike Talino says:

    I didn’t know Guy Fawkes is so popular in Russia!

  2. Lev Tolstoy says:

    Eerily similar to the silent stone moai of Easter Island, all the way down to the bleak and lonesome landscape that surrounds them.

  3. Lucy Parker says:

    Impressive! Too bad looters cannot leave the dead alone.

  4. Dickeysplurge says:

    These resemble phallic symbols I have seen in Argentina. Carve a face on one of them, and you have the same thing. Could these be much older but modified monoliths?

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