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The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic

The Shishkin petroglyphs

Наскальные рисунки «Шишкинские писаницы»
Туристско-информационный портал Якутии
Наскальные рисунки «Шишкинские писаницы»
Туристско-информационный портал Якутии
Наскальные рисунки «Шишкинские писаницы»
Туристско-информационный портал Якутии
Наскальные рисунки «Шишкинские писаницы»
Туристско-информационный портал Якутии

The Shishkin petroglyphs is an archaeological site consisting of rock paintings, executed in the period from the late Neolithic period to the nineteenth century. The complex is located along the banks of the Lena river, near the village of Kachug the Irkutsk region. He has more than three thousand drawings, and its length is about 3.5 kilometers. On the rocks depict various animals, mythical creatures, pictures of travel, military campaigns and celebrations. Figures are drawn with ochre, or engraved on the rock. Petroglyphs are under threat of destruction, primarily the result of a fiercely human activities. One of the images of the ancient rider of petroglyphs Shishkin, taken as the emblem for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

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