Xinjiang Shiren Mystery: Remains of the Turks? About people with bald?
In the desert outside the city of Altay, there is a black stone heap, it was said to be meteorites, it was also said to be a special kind of metal ores, but it is caused by archaeologists note the grassland Blackstone Shiren carved head.
Eurasian steppe grasslands Shiren is an important cultural relics, the past century, a large number of Chinese and foreign scholars. Shiren they think may be the remains of the ancient Turks, Turks martial warlike, for the sake of immortality of the soul after death, they carved for themselves the image of a warrior Shiren. But more extensive survey found that some of the Turkic Shiren, and there are some fundamental differences between them were left behind what is it?
Experts concerned about the carved stone figures
Amina lived in Altai pastoral foot of a vast wasteland. Her family are not grazing, but for many years guarding a pile of black stones on the hillside. Receive tickets to visit the Black Stone, as Amina family source of income. She told the visitor that this is a pile of iron meteorites, and preparations for the visitors a small hammer, because the black stone to beat out the melody.
However, experts found that this may be called diorite stone of high metal content, is the Altai natural stone. For nearly 40 years in the Xinjiang archaeological experts Wang Mingzhe, the black stone really attracted to him, is one of them depicts a stone face, because it is this Shiren, Eurasian steppes witnessed thousands of years The ever-changing. Amina road not far from the edge, there are many places buried in the black stone, rock, some of which are vaguely humanoid can identify simple.
Continue north along the Altai Mountains, in a place called Agonggaiti prairie, there are more than a dozen stone figures standing in the wilderness.
Shiren the existence of very early attracted attention, in addition to Xinjiang's Tianshan and Altay, Mongolia, connected to the east, south Siberian steppe, and some areas of Inner Mongolia, Central Asia, west through the hinterland, up to Caspian and Black Sea coast, there is a stone man, they do not distinguish between borders, as a unique northern prairie landscape.
Who are the real masters of Shiren?
Shiren the region now living in the nation, such as Kazakhs, Uighurs, Mongolians do not have established the custom of Shiren, so Shiren the family is to be the ancient people to find. It is said that there will be grave behind Shiren, experts first thought to be looking for evidence in the tomb, but in reality well-preserved tombs Shiren and very little, even to find a similar heritage, the need for heritage conservation, experts generally clean those who had stolen and destroyed graves. Burial Customs of the nomads have been very simple, which destroyed the tomb, the more difficult to find direct evidence. For a time, identified the problem as Shiren encountered great difficulties.
"Zhou Shu Turkic Biography" in the records, Turks died, to "at the Tomb of the set of stone marked," This shows the ancient Turkic people in the cemetery standing stones of the customs, while in the "History of the Sui Turkic Biography" also has a record, Turks say the militant warrior, he wanted to be "drawing dead-shaped tool and its students by the war when the state", which can be inferred to be linked, the cemetery is the portrait of standing stones on the tomb's own image. Middle of last century, a series of expert mining legislation in Mongolia has Shiren the ancient tombs unearthed tomb is the inscription on a clear record of the burial Turkic aristocracy.
Paper tubes in the Altay City, where there are several statues of stone is considered to be typical of Turkic Shiren, their common feature is the right hand Zhi Cup, left Wo Jian, Wang Mingzhe that this is the Turkic warrior type Shiren the representatives of , Shiren the reason Wojian, it may be because the Turks have martial customs. Shiren the significance of the ancients about the role that it has a psychic, even after death, the soul will be attached to the stone man who does not fall as long as the stone man, the soul will not disappear.
Shiren appear or about people with bald
60's of last century, archaeologists found deep in the wilderness of a large group of ancient tombs, in this is called "cutting wood Erqie Ke" graves before they see five Shiren Li in the east of the tomb are carved from black rock, Shiren's face and eyes radiate circular profile, cheeks still engraved triangular Microhyla.
The experts in this total of 30 tombs excavated in archaeological finds, there is a class of pottery caught their attention. This was olive jars, carved above the arc wave-like pattern, pottery they believe are called "karaoke Sock Culture" category, karaoke Suker culture around 1000 BC, while the Turks living in the Sui and Tang Dynasties, they have at least a thousand years of gap, of course, can not be Shiren the remains of the Turks. Then 3000 years ago, who left his head in the Blackstone statue it?
In the early Chinese classics "Happy Excursion," which has a very North of the country known as the "poor fat country", while the ancient Greek historian Herodotus in his book "History," said the Altai mountain inhabited by a "bald" and "bald", "poor fat" is probably someone that does not leave braids national customs, which are typical of Shiren is the round head no hair ornaments. The writings of Herodotus say: bald men with a "pug nose and a huge jaw," is precisely such a Mongoloid facial expression and body of these Shiren consistent.
Even more interesting is that Herodotus said that bald man seen in the mountains guarding the gold, while the Mongolian Altai means "Gold Mountain." Of course, the Chinese and foreign ancient Bronze Age inhabitants of Xinjiang, the title varied in Xinjiang are attributed to the early stone figures called "bald man" remnants, is too simple?
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Burqin County in the collection of tubes in the small stone figures of two strange, they were 3,000 years ago in ancient tombs as funerary objects buried with the. In fact, both the cemetery stone figures, or buried Shiren, have a soul, the meaning of protection, it is the root of the worship of the stone itself that has the psychic effect of the stone, it is generally behind the tomb stone man stone pestle Leiqi is made.
Around these stone pestle, you can see half conceals, half of the bulk rock, in fact, they are concentric circles around a stone pestle, stone pestle circles and radial lines from the connection, and they constitute only a stand on a summit to look at graphics clearly. One view is that the tomb stands a stone man, and not just the graves of the dead may still tribal ritual.