A pioneering work on the North Caucasus dolmens

Igor Gontcharov

This book is a timely contribution in the field of megalithic studies. It will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about dolmens – enigmatic structures that are made of large stone blocks/slabs, and erected by the ancients throughout the world. Everything about dolmens is shrouded in mystery – their purpose, methods of construction, placement, art. In Search of Wonders offers an insight into these and many other subjects, keeping the reader engaged in a quest of decoding the message of these mysterious structures. Another interesting feature of the book is that it also serves as a guide, providing an orientation and giving advice to the enthusiasts of megalithic cultures who wish to visit North Caucasus. It is worth noting that dolmens are not generally protected as part of recognized cultural heritage and therefore often neglected. This work builds awareness of the tremendous cultural and education potential of dolmens which may one day become an important tourist and cultural attraction of North Caucasus.This book is a timely contribution in the field of megalithic studies. It will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about dolmens – enigmatic structures that are made of large stone blocks/slabs, and erected by the ancients throughout the world. Everything about dolmens is shrouded in mystery – their purpose, methods of construction, placement, art. In Search of Wonders offers an insight into these and many other subjects, keeping the reader engaged in a quest of decoding the message of these mysterious structures. Another interesting feature of the book is that it also serves as a guide, providing an orientation and giving advice to the enthusiasts of megalithic cultures who wish to visit North Caucasus. It is worth noting that dolmens are not generally protected as part of recognized cultural heritage and therefore often neglected. This work builds awareness of the tremendous cultural and education potential of dolmens which may one day become an important tourist and cultural attraction of North Caucasus.

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