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|Description ||Passageway stone at Bosdag in Azerbaijan |
Location: N 40 deg, 27min 39.6sec E 49deg 16min 21.6sec.
This intricately carved stone with a narrow passageway sits below the animal like (zoomorphic) hill of Bosdag. The area is a ritual landscape with stone circles, numerous cup marks, water collecting cisterns, burial mounds (kurgans) and cup and groove carvings that point to the North and South East (winter solstice sunrise), the latter possibly serving as a simple solar calendar.
Several stone with holes are to be found in Azerbaijan and in Kazakhstan. By crawling through the stone their function is thought to be do with cleansing or a rite of passage of sorts.
| How unusual, Kurgan. Thanks for posting.|
| What a wonderful shape, Kurgan - were these thought to have been two separate stones, or was the stone on the right (which looks to me rather like a human figure leaning on the left-hand rock?) actually carved from one huge rock? |
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