The Hidden Power of Ancient Megaliths
I was born in Russia, at that time a part of the former Soviet Union. It was common for parents in our area to send their children to a “pioneer camp” by the Black Sea for a month or more, apparently for the health benefits. I used to spend several months a year in these camps.
I remember seeing strange megalithic structures in the woods when we were wandering around the camp on our own. They looked pretty ancient to me, and many were already befouled with graffiti and even destroyed. Later, I learned that such structures were called dolmens. This was my first encounter with ancient megaliths. The word megalith comes from the Ancient Greek, megas meaning “great” and lithos meaning “stone”. Later, when I start traveling I saw many megaliths in other parts of the world. No one knows for sure who built these structures and for what purpose. Modern mainstream archeologists, who looks like know “almost everything”, of course may tell you the “official” answers to all these questions. However oral tradition of people who live in these areas in many cases doesn’t have any recollection about these monuments.
Megalithic structures in every part of the world have similar characteristics. In contradiction with the historian’s insistence that there was NO connection between the Old World and New World before Christopher Columbus, one can see that similar technology was used in all parts of the world where today we can find remains of the megaliths. Historians and archeologists keep insisting that people around the globe independently invented similar building techniques. If this is the case why today not all countries in the world independently invented internet, tooth implants or heart surgery? People borrow from each other. This is called “progress”.
Very little is known about these ancient monuments, though one thing is for sure: their power is undeniable. In my extensive research of the megaliths I’ve concentrated on the North Caucasus dolmens. I learned incredible things about these mysterious structures! I’ve studied tons of information and want to share with you my discovery about them and about ancient megaliths in general.
Why they are called dolmens? One theory is that the word dolmen is of Breton origin. It consists of two roots, taol (table) and maen (rock). The North Caucasus dolmens are different from what is normally called a dolmen in other countries and could be better described as ancient megalithic structures. However, we will call them dolmens, as they are called in Russia. The Adyghe mountain people (Adyghe is the native name of the Circassians) who live in this area always considered dolmens as sacred structures, and revered and protected them. They called them “dwarf houses” (ispun). The Cossacks who came here later called dolmens “house of the Bogatyrs”, or “devils’ huts.”