New archaeological excavations in Kazakhstan are uncovering evidence of an ancient civilization that experts say could rewrite human history. The ruins of a city now known as Arkaim, originally discovered in 1989 after soviet authorities allowed non-military aerial photography, is currently thought to have been built 3500 to 4000 years ago. But Arkaim is only one of twenty spiral-shaped settlements found in the steppes near the Kazakhstan-Russian border, with the ancient ruins stretching across the landscape for approximately 400 miles. Furthermore, experts also suspect that there are about 50 more sites in the region.
Though not yet confirmed, these cities are believed to be the remnants of an Aryan civilisation that spread through Europe and much of Asia. Each settlement was designed similarly, surrounded by a ditch, divided into segments, having spiral streets, and a square in the middle of the city.
The evidence of the civilization belonging to ancient Aryans includes many pieces of pottery depicting swastikas, which were widely used ancient symbols of the sun and eternal life, something the Nazis hijacked for their own.
Other convincing evidence comes from horse burials found at the dig sites, which correlate to accounts from ancient indian texts believed to be written by the Aryans.
According to British historian Bettany Hughes, “These ancient Indian texts and hymns describe sacrifices of horses and burials and the way the meat is cut off and the way the horse is buried with its master,” she said. “If you match this with the way the skeletons and the graves are being dug up in Russia, they are a millimetre-perfect match.”
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