Arkaim, Chelyabinsk region - we are going to the place of power

Arkaim is an ancient city that existed a lot.years ago. According to many people, is a place of power. The arch is located in the Chelyabinsk region, and the easiest way to reach it is either from Chelyabinsk or from Magnitogorsk, depending on which train / bus you prefer to travel.

The city of Arkaim in the Chelyabinsk region was one ofpoints of our journey. In order to reach it, we arrived in Chelyabinsk, where we learned that buses did not go directly to Arkaima, and we would have to walk part of the way.

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Arrival at Arkaim

The Chelyabinsk-Breda bus turned out to be small anddilapidated, we went literally sitting on backpacks. We were landed at the turn to Arkaim and 10 km we walked with backpacks on the back. There were practically no cars. The way we were brightened up by games, songs and anticipations ...

Arkaim. Chelyabinsk region. The road there.

Arkaim. Chelyabinsk region. The road there.

When we got to the place, it was already evening. On the way, we met charming women who told us that if we wanted we could rent a room in a nearby village, or at least go to the bathhouse or buy fresh milk. We took note of this, but didn’t take advantage of it, since we had very little time.

Arriving at the camp, we found that the place neededto pay. Our guys immediately paid for the day of our stay and morning excursion to the city of Arkaim. We stood by the river and only then found that, it turns out, it was possible to sit outside the territory and for free, but it was too late. As it happened, so and better, we thought.

Arkaim. Camp card.

Arkaim. Camp card.

The more it got dark, the colder it got, andwe understood that we could not do without a fire. But since this is a steppe area and in addition the territory of the reserve, it was forbidden to extract firewood in the existing forest. How we were “delighted” in the camp - they had to be bought. At the same time, we had to search for a long time for someone who, in this camp, is in charge of the secret key to the barn with firewood. Having got a couple of logs, setting up tents and having dinner, we expected to sit around the fire, but this was not the case - cold air flows from the water drove us through the tents and sleeping bags. Well, but then we went to bed early - that was good too.

Excursion to Arkaim

The next morning we had to get up prettyearly, the guide was waiting for us at 7 o'clock in the morning. As they explained to us, without a guide, it is impossible to enter the territory of the city of Arkaim, since this territory is at the same time a historical and archeological museum and a nature reserve.

Arkaim. Map of ancient settlement.

Arkaim. Map of ancient settlement.

As we walked toward Arkaim, under a deafening cryRooks our guide told us exactly how to find this ancient settlement. A few decades ago, a reservoir was planned to be made on this territory. According to the rules before the flooding of the area should be carried out research work, which in general did. Archaeologists and geologists decided to flood the area, but on the last day of their stay, one of the student interns decided to fly over this field on an airplane for some reason. And, about a miracle, from above he noticed that for unknown reasons two circles appear on the surface, one in the other. From the ground, it was impossible to notice because of the high grass and the not very pronounced manifestation of circles. Of course, the project of flooding was stopped and began to study this strange phenomenon.

It turned out that the city of Arkaim Chelyabinsk region- This is an ancient settlement of 18-16 centuries. BC. Of course, he was called then quite differently. The current name was given to him by scientists in honor of a mountain nearby. Excavations began, during which half of the settlement was discovered. It turned out that all the main exits from the city were oriented according to the key positions of the sun on the days of equinoxes and solstices. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find out the purpose of the city and who exactly inhabited it. According to some data - this settlement was a large observatory, which means that scientists lived in it, according to others, Arkaim is a city of the most ancient Aryan civilization.

As the guide told us, this is ancientthe settlement is unique in that it is a single layer (ie, there is no overlay of cultural layers). This means that no one lived on this territory either before this time or after. Most likely, this city was abandoned due to the fact that the resources needed for life, such as the forest that covered the nearby hills, were depleted. Before leaving Arkaim, the people burned it all down. What remains of it are the surviving foundations and the black marks on the ground left by the burnt supporting pillars and furnaces.

After excavation and research Arkaim againthey covered it with earth, leaving only two of its segments for review, in modern terms - two apartments. In fact, these are just two areas cleared of grass, framed by the base tubercles, with black circles left by the furnace.

Arkaim. Settlement

Arkaim. Settlement

Feature of the location of the settlement of Arkaim(bordered by hills and the crossing of two rivers) caused the uniqueness of flora and fauna, which is why the territory of the ancient settlement is also a natural landscape reserve.

Standing just on the field to notice the circles is very difficult. The only thing where they can be distinguished is when the sun is hiding behind the clouds. Then you can see in some places "strips" of the plant, which is called feather grass. This is explained by the fact that in places where the foundations of the former city lie, the soil is much poorer and there is nothing but feather grass that cannot grow on it.

Arkaim. The site is underground.

Arkaim. The site is underground.

Honestly, when we were there, wehoped to feel something more than just an interest in the cultural and historical monument. But we did not feel any flows of energy and a surge of strength. It was breathing freely and easily there, the mood was upbeat, but not more. The place of power did not manifest itself

Mountain of Love

What was our surprise when, after leaving the cityArkaim and passing through a wonderful birch grove, we climbed the mountain of Love. Nobody expected such a sharp change of mood and sensations. We climbed for a long time, and then someone suddenly shouted: “Take a look!”. I looked around and already sat down - I could not cope with the influx of strong emotions - such a beautiful view opens from the top! I wanted to stay at that place a little longer, sit, think, indulge in my dreams, analyze my life. Everything is relative, as they say ...

Arkaim. View from the mountain to the camp.

Arkaim. View from the mountain to the camp.

camp at Arkaim.

camp at Arkaim.

Shaman Mountain

Returning in the late afternoon to the camp and perfectlyhaving dinner, we decided to visit another remarkable place - the Shaman Mountain. Dressed warmer, because Toward evening, the temperature difference was already very noticeable, we set off. Mount Shamanka met us with a completely different mood. Unexpected gaiety, mischief, and an extraordinary burst of energy made us tumble, jump, and run in a spiral of circles laid out, as we were told, by Krishnaites. It is likely that the nearby mountains are a place of power, about which they write and speak. And it may well be that energy has been brought here in our time.

Arkaim. Circles on the mountain.

Arkaim. Circles on the mountain.

And at sunset, people began to gather on the mountain. Gradually, mostly silently, everyone sat down on the western side of the mountain to spend the sun. Awesome feeling of unity with those people whom you absolutely do not know with whom you are not only not familiar, but did not mention a few words! Peace and quiet, as if all at once covered with a thick large blanket. And the feeling of silence in the soul and peace ...

Arkaim. Sunset on Mount Shamanka.

Arkaim. Sunset on Mount Shamanka.

We didn’t want to leave Arkaim, butthe remaining points of our journey were waiting for us and did not leave us a choice. The guys were able to find out that early in the morning a minibus was leaving the camp to Chelyabinsk, therefore, after sitting a little by the fire, we went to bed early and slept all very well, although none of us dreamed dreams

How to get to Arkaim

You need to travel by train to Magnitogorsk or to Breda station. There, take the Magnitogorsk-Breda bus and go to the stop “Turning to Arkaim”.

In summer, buses from the Chelyabinsk Southern Bus Station go directly to Arkaim. It seems to be just one flight a day, starts at 16 o'clock, arrives at 23.00. Every day except Saturday.

Also in summer there are flights Magnitogorsk-Arkaim-Breda. From the bus station of Magnitogorsk leaves at 14.30 (on Sundays at 21.00). From the railway station Bredy leaves at 7.00 (on Sunday 16.40).

On Fridays a private bus runs from Yekaterinburg (from the circus) at 20.00. Driving through the railway station of Chelyabinsk at 23.30, he still takes passengers from there, going to Arkaim.

Arkaim on the map

It is not yet marked on Yandex and Google maps, so here are the coordinates of Arkaim - 52.642887,59.543659. Well, and here it is in person on our built-in map.

Reserve Arkaim

Reserve Arkaim
The ancient city, which many consider a place of power. From here and the big stream coming to this remote place.

The ancient city, which many consider a place of power. From here and the big stream coming to this remote place.

P.S. And no matter what anyone says, there is something special there or not, but in nature it's always great to be after a big noisy city. Especially, spend the night in a tent in the wild. Beauty!

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