The Ural Mountains in Russia are among the oldest mountain ranges on earth, with a history of 250 to 300 million years. Local people regard the Ural Mountains and the surrounding areas as a “treasure house” containing many minerals, including iron, copper, gold, and precious gems. However, the real value of Ula Mountain is not just the rich minerals, but also the large number of ancient megalithic architecture. Until now, the origin of these buildings has puzzled scientists.
Interestingly, the Ural Mountains are famous not only for the megalithic ruins and the lost civilization, but also for the many “opaz” (also called out-of-place-artifacts) unearthed in that area. The Ural Mountains have gained greater fame.
The Sverdlovsk Oblast region in the middle of the Urals is worth mentioning, where many ancient dolmens have been discovered. In fact, dolmens can be found far more than just in the Ural Mountains. Its traces can be found almost all over the world. This kind of building structure usually has two or more vertical stone pillars to provide support, and a horizontal and flat stone roof is placed on top. Compared with other places, the dolmens in Ulla Mountain are smaller in scale and mainly presented in two different styles.
Although the discovery of dolmens is remarkable, the most famous sites in the Ural Mountains are actually the standing stones. The structure of a standing stone is a single vertical stone column, which may stand alone or may be grouped with many other megalithic structures. The standing stones found in the Ural Mountains range from single structures to collections found together with other buildings. Most of the places where standing stones are found belong to the Bronze Age, ancient settlements or cemeteries.
However, the scale and form of the megalithic buildings in the Ural Mountains are indeed very interesting and fascinating, but their mystery is not only the buildings themselves, but also the ancient unknown civilization that built them, which happened thousands of years ago.
Why are there so many megalithic buildings scattered across this vast land? What purpose were they built for? Until now, the identities of these buildings and their builders have remained a mystery, even to scholars. All require further research.