Kamyana Mohyla (Stone Tomb) in Ukraine contains proto-Sumerian petroglyphs

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    Kamyana Mohyla is a colossal mound of huge sandstone slabs that stand as a sanctuary hill above the flat steppeland, along the western shore of the Azov Sea, near Melitopol in Ukraine.
    Kamyana Mohyla

    The stones of Kamyana Mohyla are often referred to as the ‘stone library’, or ‘ancient encyclopedia’, because the stones are covered with ancient petroglyphs, some of which are more than 20 000 years old. Prehistoric carvings of mammoths, horses and human hands are clearly visible, as well as depictions of a great ancient flood.

    Orientalist and Sumer specialist A.G. Kafishin studied the tomb in 1994-1996, and having applied an unconventional approach to petroglyph interpretation, came to conclusion that some writings in the Stone Tomb are older than Sumerian writings. Recognition of this fact could make significant adjustments to the established world history, and clarify some questions concerning so called Trypillian and other archaeological cultures.

    More on the monument can be read here:

    More images can be found here

    The article on Wikipedia contains just a very general info, but has some good pictures of the petroglyphs.

    More on the connection of the Kamyana Mohyla to the mythical land of Artatta, mentioned in some Sumerian writings can be found in these articles:



    Jordan Resnick

    Thanks for that Lucia. Actually strange coincidence but Jenny was just looking into and telling me about that culture the other day!

    Regarding this site in particular, it’s an interesting find, and perhaps with more work done on it and more of what’s there uncovered, could help shed light on the lost civilization of the sun and how the puzzle fits together. I just had a quick glance through the links though and it seems at stage without knowledge of any solar alignments to the solstice or equinox at the site, it’s hard to know if it’s specifically related to the religion of the sun.



    Hi Jordan,

    It must be “in the air” then. 🙂 Or maybe its this “Sumerian wind” that has been blowing around recently. 😉 I kind of wanted to see what was even before that, and that’s how I came to this place.

    I agree, no alignments have been mentioned about it as far as I know (even though I didn’t look into it too thoroughly). What took my attention in this case was mostly the story of the mythical land of Aratta mentioned in Sumerian writings and its connection to Ukraine. On the other hand, some people try to place Aratta in Iran, but it seems that the land/civilization was quite huge and may have actually comprise both countries.



    Interesting find Lucia. This bit stood out from one of the articles:
    “We migrated to where we are living now thousands of years ago, but they were unable to write down from where because they did not know how to write then. Later on inquisitive scribes and archivists in the royal palace studied the orally transmitted information in an attempt to find out about the past. Our people came to this land from a mountainous country to the northeast. But it is also said that some of them had come via sea from a land called Dilmun in the east. And the reason behind this migration is said to be the onset of an unexplained drought in their warm and rainy country.

    I listened to a lecture by Andrew Collins recently, who researches into sites and myths of a lost civilization and has done a lot of work on Gobekli Tepe. Some of his research: “establishes that the Watchers of the book of Enoch and the Anunnaki of the Sumerian texts are the memory of a shamanic elite that catalyzed the Neolithic revolution in the Near East at the end of the last ice age.”

    Collins suggests that these people were the ‘Swiderians’, who came from an area which includes the Ukraine. There’s a map here at the beginning of this talk of the movement of the Swiderians to the area of Gobekli Tepe. I wonder if there’s a link between the mythical people of the Sumerians, the Swiderians, and this site.

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