Ancient culture discovery in expedition to Lower Volga region (Russia)
New Acropolis Russia joined the cultural and educational project ‘The Lower Volga region. The Eurasian crossroads of civilizations‘. The Lower Volga region in the South of Russia is a unique place from a historical and cultural point of view. For millennia, evolutionary streams driven by mysterious historical laws rushed into the area between the Don and the Volga. As a result, we have inherited quite a few monuments: the capital of the Golden Horde and the Khazar Khanate, the sacred center of the ancient Zoroastrians, cultural and religious centers.
Unfortunately, these monuments are not well studied and not popular at all. New Acropolis took on the task of preparing a tourist guide to the most interesting places in the region. The first step was the expedition to the village of Trekhostrovskaya to the legendary Zoroastrian sanctuary.
This is an ancient sanctuary of the late Bronze Age embodying the cult of fire. It is a unique archaeological monument which has no analogues among the famous sights in the south of Russia.
The reconstruction of this monument suggests that the cult traditions of the Late Bronze Age population of the Volga-Don region were close to the religious beliefs of the population of Northern India and Iran, which are reflected in the Indo-Aryan and Zoroastrian mythological literature.
More detailed information, photos and maps can be found in the brochure.