An Ancient Fortress on the Island

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Deep inside Siberia there is a lake, one of thousands others. And in the middle of this lake there is a small island. And on this island people have found an ancient fortress, which is dated more than 1500 years old. Excavations are needed in order to reveal all its view for visitors, but even now from the air its a nice site in different times of the year. First part of photos were made during short Siberian summer:

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And here are the photos from the winter:

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And these photos were made in April. In April in Siberia there is still a lot of snow, but ice on some lakes already melted.

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via Por-Bajin.ru

93 thoughts on “An Ancient Fortress on the Island”

  1. where in Siberia is this? longitude/latitude? or near any famous mountains, lakes, maybe near Baikal? (i want to find it on Google Earth).

  2. That’s pretty amazing. I imagine they built it up piece by piece during the winter time then each summer they’d bunker down. I wonder why they wanted to be there to begin with…

      • Ukrainians can be found in any Russian region just like Tatars and Belarussians. Might not be many of them, but they are there

        • But isn’t that a result of the USSR consolidation? Were Ukranians there 1500 years ago when this fortress was built?

          • Ukraine means borderland, so if ‘borderpeople’ lived there, maybye yes. But at that time there were not even Rusyns (7 Slav tribes that created ‘Ukrainians’), even not in what is now called Ukraine.

        • Moreover u can find sceletons of people of negroid physical type in some Siberian caves… true – a scientific fact… And Ukranians are eager to prove that their culture is even elder than slavonic one… they couldn’t prove it (about the fortress), this is a pseudo-scientific idea. All materials are not really published yet – so there are no any theories about the fortress.

  3. for an ancient structure it’s very uniform in size and straight lines. quite unusual hmm it almost looks like a monastary

    • That’s actually quite untrue — as an easy example, see the pyramids of Giza. Built nearly 3000 years before this structure, and near perfect in their geometry. In 500 AD, quite a few civilizations were advanced enough to build in straight lines.

    • thanks. Apparently it was built by ancient Tuvans (or Uyghurs, a Turkic people) near Mongolian border west of Baikal, in approximately the year 800 AD.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayanchur_Khan

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  4. Looks like they had homes with sturdy foundations, with some kind of temple in the center. Judging by the location.. it was probably built by mongols.

  5. The latest remarkable and rather mysterious archeological finding in this area is the skeleton of europeoid race with height of 1,85 meter. It’s very strange how could the person of these race type appeared in the Eastern Siberia…

  6. The ring was kept there. Some guards tried to wear the ring and within a week they killed each other. The ring is missing.

  7. The size of the ‘fortress’ is more like a large house or lodge (ref helicopter and people and trees) – it wouldn’t support much of an army. Temple or trading post are more likely.

    It’s about the same climate (based on a quick look at one of the above map links) of Minnesota/Lake Suprerior in the US or probably very Northern Germany in Europe (but without the warm Atlantic coastal effects). Not a lot of farming would be going on around there – probably trappers and hunters and (ice) fishing.

    Notes said clay bricks – so no building in the winter as commented – had to be all done in the summer – but the lake shore would provide a lot of clay to work with.

    • There are no people or helicopters to reference in comparison to the structure. The only picture showing anything remotely like a helicopter is the shadow of one, but we don’t know the altitude it’s flying or the angle of the sun at the time, so that’s pretty meaningless.

      We can reference the people on the bridge, and find that 2 people can walk side by side making the bride something like 3 ft wide, probably.

      We can then look at the bridge compared to about half a wall and say that half a wall is about 60 feet. That’s half a wall. Even if that were the full wall, this is still larger than some of the smaller US frontier Forts.

      This is no hut.

    • Actually Mr. Smarty pants, Tower MN recorded a record low of -60F back in 1996. The record low in Siberia happens to be -90F, but that is in the most northern location where people don’t live. People DO live in Tower though.

    • the ridiculousness of the internet never fails to amaze me– here we have two people bragging about who’s land is colder– this is like arguing about “their manhood”, except in this case it’s like they are bragging “mine’s SMALLER!”

      who really cares?

    • If the information in the google maps link given earlier is accurate (“The walls forms the regular rectangle with side sizes 211×158 metres”) then this is too large to be considered a house or lodge.

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  9. Most of these comments are bollocks. This is obviously an alien landing site of some importance. Look closely at the square tracks inside the citadel and you will agree that these are the impressions of large space faring craft. They landed here to take on water and to filch humans for disection. Nothing more, nothing less – lets us not complicate the simple.

  10. It was built by a conglomeration of Ukrainians and Nordic aliens. They hired some of the local Serbs and Mongols/Turks etc to do most of the work but they brought elephants from Thailand via saucer to pull the large stones. If you look closely you can see remnants of the laser cannon emplacements, opium dens and video game parlors which are typical in these types of forts. It was more of a beer hall than a fortress anyway.

  11. What an amazing structure, due to it’s location. Their would have to be some strong motivation to build in such a position of innate hardship. A desire to be isolated. Most likely either as a Grand Residence requiring defenses. Or as a religious sanctuary/temple/monastery. Either way it would have require great resources to build, maintain and even meet basic survival needs. Such a crazy concept that I’m betting on the later.

  12. This looks like hibernation place. Somebody use to hibernate at this place. How is this thing placed? Towards east, west? Main entrance looks towards ….?

  13. This is brilliant! The fact that this has only been discovered is, in essence, quite believable seeing as certain parts are Siberia are quite remote? I don’t know, seems kind of likely!

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    • this wasnt the time of hadrian, it was a while afterwards, you can tell it’s roman influence however, the romans used the same blueprint for all of their forts however and it would be easily recognized if it were roman. this is about the same time period as the germanic migrations however, so it could be germanic or scythian. it could also be asian, but it predates the mongolians.

  16. I keep coming back to look at these pictures. amazing. Gonna have to visit one day but it doesn’t look like an easy place to get to.

  17. There is an official website detailing the scientific excavations and investigations currently underway at Por-Bajin. http://www.por-bajin.ru/ or direct to the English language page here… http://www.por-bajin.ru/eng_ind.php

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  21. I believe that fortress was built by a ancient Black tribe indigenous to the area. Very likely the black tribe that built that fort are the same tribe who founded the first Chinese dynasty [which then saw alot of mongoloid type people move into and then killed the black founders of china]. Black people are also the original Celtic tribes, and Slavs. So what some others say may be true about Ukraine, there could be a connection.

    • I was unaware of the hieroglyphics in Australia from Egypt, have any interesting pictures or articles to share on the subject matter?

  22. THIS FORTRESS WAS BULGARIAN.

    One of the ethnic groups associated with the Proto-Bulgarian were the Sabirs. Initially they had lived in Western Siberia, which was named after them. According to Priscus, in the mid-fifth century the Sabirs conquered the lands of the Onogurs, Saragurs and Urogs in the steppes around the north-western Caspian coast. Especially active they became in 6-th century when they created a powerful federation of akin tribes, usually know as the “Kingdom of the Huns”. They were quite populous and could organise an army of 20,000 well equipped cavalrymen. They were masters of the art of the war and could build siege machines unknown even to the Persians and the Byzantines.

  23. THERE ARE MANY NUMEROUS PLACES THAT HAVEN’T BEEN SEEN BECAUSE OF LESS TRAVELED AMONG OTHER REASONS. There are innumerable secrets kept because of high mountains, cold too hot or other various reasons less traveled and not seen by many. I certainly did not know about it is how I think when I see it, regardless of discovered by others or not, glad they showed me. 🙂

  24. wow, that is incredible! There is a place in York, England that has this whole underground viking village that you can tour through on this little boat on some kind of underground river. Kind of disneyish, but really interesting.

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  26. Hollou all world ! sky and earth ! and all things we can see and we can’t see !

    We Declare this Our heritage of Great UYGHURS in the history of Kuk Turk dynesty . this is Our Great Uyghur warrios summer kingdom as live as imprator of Uyghur Kagan ! Kagan means Imprator as in Our Language . This is real and Great history of Uighurs as heritage which Our Great Grandfa left to the earth ! same as rome impire same as kisra impire (Iran ) and same as Alexsander makadoni ! this history about ( 750 – 840 ) more than hundered years of Imprator in Great East from the Mongol land including land of Russian , land of china , east from shandong ( land of china ) west to the land of Tibet , north kizil and baykal river , west to the middle of china ! Our Grandfa were lived in these Great area set up its own Kingdom as name of Uyghur Impire in the time of kuk turk dynasty ! we are direct generation of Great Hun in the history as famous name of Attila ! later we build many kingdom and country as in different dynasty ! Our Grandfa inscriberd all the history on the forversotne it’s still exist now in the Mongoliya land that says all about us and about all Turk ! this photo which u saw is 100% of proof as our Great Uyghur fa’s heriag which they left ! it’s not belongs anyothers as u said kakaz and others . because as that time theres no people as name of kazak . second the proof on the forever stone that shows our grand fa build this summer kingdom of kagan which they stay . it’s hunderd of proof it belongs to Uighur nations ! if u interested u can check history about us ! we are generation of great people as name of Hun , Uigurs ! in latest history we helped Chigizhan ( mongol imrator ) let him conker the world ! Mongols owe Uihurs lot ! … most of knowelgebler inculing war technik and stradegy we helped mogols even their writing bolongs UIGHURS we tuaghut them ! …………

    histoy is Truth thing anyone can not change and can not make it own ! hope respect Uighurs and share this heritage with us !

    Thank you !

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  30. Hollou all world ! sky and earth ! and all things we can see and we can’t see !

    We Declare this Our heritage of Great UYGHURS in the history of Kuk Turk dynesty . this is Our Great Uyghur warrios summer kingdom as live as imprator of Uyghur Kagan ! Kagan means Imprator as in Our Language . This is real and Great history of Uighurs as heritage which Our Great Grandfa left to the earth ! same as rome impire same as kisra impire (Iran ) and same as Alexsander makadoni ! this history about ( 750 – 840 ) more than hundered years of Imprator in Great East from the Mongol land including land of Russian , land of china , east from shandong ( land of china ) west to the land of Tibet , north kizil and baykal river , west to the middle of china ! Our Grandfa were lived in these Great area set up its own Kingdom as name of Uyghur Impire in the time of kuk turk dynasty ! we are direct generation of Great Hun in the history as famous name of Attila ! later we build many kingdom and country as in different dynasty ! Our Grandfa inscriberd all the history on the forversotne it’s still exist now in the Mongoliya land that says all about us and about all Turk ! this photo which u saw is 100% of proof as our Great Uyghur fa’s heriag which they left ! it’s not belongs anyothers as u said kakaz and others . because as that time theres no people as name of kazak . second the proof on the forever stone that shows our grand fa build this summer kingdom of kagan which they stay . it’s hunderd of proof it belongs to Uighur nations ! if u interested u can check history about us ! we are generation of great people as name of Hun , Uigurs ! in latest history we helped Chigizhan ( mongol imrator ) let him conker the world ! Mongols owe Uihurs lot ! … most of knowelgebler inculing war technik and stradegy we helped mogols even their writing bolongs UIGHURS we tuaghut them ! …………

    histoy is Truth thing anyone can not change and can not make it own ! hope respect Uighurs and share this heritage with us !

    Thank you !

  31. It looks as though the lake would have been much larger 1500 years ago, as well as the rivers and tributaries that fed off of it. It was probably abandoned after the water levels dropped to where it wasn’t accessible by boat.

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