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There is no doubt that future inquisitive researchers who work in conditions more convenient then ours will find something we have not found, answer the questions which seem to be unauthorized today.
Happy journey!


Alexander Yakovlevich Bragin.
(Turgay Lik. Toporkovskie chteniya)

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21 марта 2017
21 марта 2017 года в 7 ч. 47 мин. по времени Астаны, на объекте Уштогайский квадрат зафиксирован восход солнца по азимуту 90,06 °, высота над горизонтом 0,32 °. Это явление ознаменовало наступление дня весеннего равноденствия в 2017 году.

Этот день совпал с еще одним важным для нас событием. Ровно 10 лет назад, в результате изучения космоснимков в программе Google Earth, были обнаружены первые геоглифы Тургайского прогиба: Уштогайский квадрат и Тургайский Трикветр (Тургайская трехлучевая свастика).

С праздником дорогие друзья!

Geogliph of Kostanai oblast

Geogliph - geographic or figured pattern put on the ground, the length of which is more than 4 meters. There are two ways of forming geogliphs - by removal of the upper layer of the ground along the edges, or scattering the ground or stones on the scores of the edges. Many geogliphs are so large that they can be observed only from the height of bird's flight. (The most famous example is the Naska geogliph).

Dmitriy Dey

In the spring of 2007 during the research of the territory of the Kostanai oblast, using Google Earth, I found two unique geogliphs.
Ushtogai square — a geometric figure comprising 101 burrow-type embankments.
The length of the square's side is 287 meters, and two to three rings of approximately 19 meters in diameter are at a distance of 112 meters from the north-west corner.

Выражаем особую благодарность Ринату Найманову, председателю совета директоров Global Expert Development Group. Все оборудование, приобретенное на выделенные Ринатом Наймановым средства для организации серии исследовательских экспедиций в 2012 году, и сегодня активно используется в экспедициях научно-исследовательского проекта Turgay Discovery.

An embankment of 18 meters in diameter is on the opposite side at a distance of 112 meters from the south-east corner. If the square rings and embankments are the united figure, the combined length of the structure is 643 meters.

Turgai swastika — an embankment that looks like a three-beam swastika of 94 meters in diameter. Seven low burrows of different diameters (from 15 meters to 33 meters) are located on the right side of the embankment. Scattered lines, shaped like dumbbells are on the left side. If we imagine the swastika, the lines and embankments form a united ensemble, and the length of the geogliph is 512 meters!


Over the following years other similar objects were found in the region of the Turgai shallow gully. More information about it in "Our expeditions".





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