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Stone labyrinth Babylon description and photos - Russia - North-West: Kandalaksha. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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At 277 km from the city of Murmansk, not far from the small town of Kandalaksha, there is a certain labyrinth, whose age is close to four thousand years. Most scientists assume that such an amazing riddle in its form is more reminiscent of a trap, which was often used by ancient people in the process of catching fish, or as performing various rituals, with the help of which luck had to go to their side.
The most common name for the Kandalaksha labyrinth is the stone labyrinth "Babylon", which is a large system of intricate passages, laid out exclusively of stone - it was in these places that ancient people performed their magic rituals. There is an opinion that the ceremonies have nothing to do with labyrinths, but only served as an aid in hunting. There were cases when the dead were buried in the labyrinth passages. It is known that many primitive peoples had this kind of labyrinths. In all the available labyrinths there are intricate and intricate passages, which are laid out in a special way of stone in the form of a spiral, which is especially noticeable in several places located on the Kola Peninsula, next to the Umba and Pona rivers.
Such a noticeable popularity of the presence of labyrinths gives rise to actually a fantastic hypothesis about the purpose of these buildings. There are scientists-researchers who believe that there was a close connection between the belief of ancient peoples in the afterlife, other worlds and this kind of stone structures. There is an opinion that the villages, near which the labyrinths were located, apparently kept in touch with each other, even despite the great distances; while powerful structures were used not only as an antenna, but also as a kind of receiver.
It is worth noting that none of the theories presented to date has found accurate confirmation, because in the soil under the spirals it was not possible to find any traces of burials, and as for confirming the version about the presence of doors to other worlds and the method of transmission to such the way of various signals over long distances - it is not at all possible.
All the tribes living near the labyrinth, whose name sounds like Pomors, called the spirals made up of medium-sized stones "Babylon". In this case, it is worth considering: why did the ancient people choose this name? This question can be answered in different ways: according to the first version, it is assumed that that the word "Babylon" in translation into Russian sounds like "wavy, winding", and this option is considered the most obvious, but still not the only and confirmed. There is another version, according to which it is believed that the word "Babylon" is a somewhat distorted word "Avalon", which translated from the Celtic language means "the place where fairies live." If we translate the word "Avalon" into Russian, it means "apple", which is somewhat comparable with the shape inherent in "Babylon", which resembles an apple cut along the length.
There is a legend that says that to get to the maze only a select few can, but in fact it is not very easy to get to the labyrinth, because it is located not so close to the city of Murmansk, especially to people, It will be very difficult for those unfamiliar with this area to find the right place, because many simply do not notice it.
To date, it has been found out for sure that there were two religious cults on the territory of the modern Kandalaksha region, one of which was called the cult of the higher gods , and another cult of the Seids - sacred stones in which sacred and respected spirits live. It is known that Seid always demanded respect for himself, and for his respectful attitude he always rewarded a rich catch on the hunt.
Babylon in the Kandalaksha hills is a unique, although not uncommon phenomenon, because the largest concentration of labyrinths is located on the famous Volosiany Sopka, three kilometers from the main road Kandalaksha. All the secrets of the mysterious "Babylon" have not yet been clarified, which means that new excavations will follow.
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