Before the year 800
Neolithic stone labyrinths on Bolshoi Zayatsky Island, one of the Solovetsky Islands in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. There are 35 labyrinths (known as vavilons – "Babylons" – in the local dialect) in the Solovetsky Islands. All have been made of local boulders. The rows are twisted in the form of a spiral; often there are two spirals set one into another, which has been likened to "two serpents with their heads in the middle looking at each other."
Sungir/Sunghir is an early Upper Paleolithic archeological site located 192 km from Moscow; radiocarbon dated to around 30,000 BP. These ancient Caucasoids were decorated with thousands of mammoth-ivory beads, originally sewn onto cloth! Notice the remains of the beaded cap on one of their heads. The image to the left is an artist's recreation.
Reconstruction of clothing of "Ukok's Ice Maiden" or "Princess Ukok", who was discovered high in Siberia’s Altai mountains. She's about 2,500 years old. She was buried in the permafrost, which kept her body remarkably well preserved, including tattoos that are among “the most complicated and the most beautiful” archaeologists have found. Very detailed descriptions.
1,300-year-old fortress-like structure on Siberian lake... However, others have proposed the 1,300-year-old structure may have been a summer palace, monastery, memorial complex, ritual center, or astronomical observatory. According to the Siberian Times, more than a century after its rediscovery, experts are no closer to understanding the secrets of these enigmatic ruins...