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The Russian troops mined the area near the ancient Stone Tomb in Zaporizhzhia region

The Russian troops mined the area near the ancient Stone Tomb in Zaporizhzhia region

The Russian military have mined the area near Stone Tomb (Kamiana Mohyla), a world-renowned geological and archeological monument located near Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia region.

The Stone Tomb is a cult complex and the only location in Eastern Europe with the rock paintings dating from the Late Paleolithic to the Middle Ages preserved. The hill has approximately 3,000 slabs with 65 grottoes and caves beneath, richly covered in petroglyphs. The Stone Tomb hill is a one-of-a-kind natural object. It is a Tertiary-era sandstone remnant from the Sarmatian Sea. The plates of the hill acquired bizarre shapes under the influence of time, glaciers, water, and wind. Many of these plates bear prints of ancient plants and mollusks from the Sarmatian Sea.

Since 2006, the archaeological complex “Stone Tomb” has been on the Tentative List of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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