The Ancient Stone Labyrinths of Bolshoi Zayatsky
This suggestion is consistent with widely held belief among prehistoric cultures in the theory of ‘Three Worlds’, according to which ancient people thought that the Universe was separated into a Lower World, where souls of the deceased would go after death, the Middle World, consisting of the physical plane of existence, and the Upper World of the stars, clouds, and gods.
To this day, the far northern islands of Russia continue to beckon curious travellers and scholars, eager to solve the mystery and the true meaning of the labyrinth.
Featured image: One of the stone labyrinths on Bolshoi Zayatsky Island. Photo source: Wikimedia
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