Ancient Art of the Amur Region; Rock Drawings, Sculpture, Pottery, 1981 (on english)


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Title: Ancient Art of the Amur Region; Rock Drawings, Sculpture, Pottery, 1981 (on english)
Made in: Aurora Art Publishers; First edition in English edition (1981)
Cover: Hardcover, 160 pages
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The Amur Region lies in the basin of the Amur River and Zeya River and borders Yakutia in the north, the Khabarovsk Territory in the east, and China in the south. The Region occupies the territory of 363,700 sq km. As of 2009 its population makes up 864.5 thousand persons, 64% are urban residents.

The administrative center of the region is the city of Blagoveschensk, founded in 1856. Blagoveschensk is located 6,052 km from Moscow (straight-line distance); the Time Zone difference from Moscow is +6 hours. You can get to the city either using common types of transport, i.e. by plane, or by train, or using exotic means, namely by ferry from China or via hitchhiking.

The climate in the Region greatly depends upon monsoons. Winters are cold and dry with average temperature varying from —24°C in the south to —33°C in the north. In the south summers are hot and rainy with average temperature +21°C, and +18 in the north.

Though the Region was founded not long ago, namely in October 20, 1932, humans appeared in the territory of the Amur basin about 350 thousand years B.C. The Russian nation is the largest in the Region. Tatars, Chinese, Evenkis, Chuvashes also live here.

The major treasure of the Region is its unique nature. There are a lot of nature reserves in the Region where rare animals and birds are kept secure. For example, the Norsky Nature Reserve is located between the Selemdzha River and the Nora River. Such rare species as Far Eastern and black storks, white-tailed eagles, black and Japanese cranes have remained alive in the Norsky Reserve. Another famous nature reserve is called Khingansky. Its main objective is to keep natural landscapes unchanged.

The Burning Mountains in the Shimanovsky District will surely make a strong impression upon nature amateurs. These mountains represent a unique geomorphic land formation. Brown coal deposits lie below the surface; they self-ignited many years ago. Since smoke is still rising, the mountains look as if on fire.

The Amur Region will undoubtedly also attract amateurs of hunting and fishing: brown and black bears, wild hogs, hares, elks and many other animals inhabit local forests. Amur sturgeon, grass carp, dog-fish, silver carp can be found among local fishes.

Amateurs of history are invited to incredible places of interest such as, the so-called “dinosaur cemetery” near the village Kundur. More than thousand bones of dinosaurs, including unknown species, were found during construction of a road in 1990. Another place of interest is the “Amur Petroglyphs”, i.e. rock drawings created about 10,000 years ago. They are supposed to decorate cultic sites where ancient people carried out religious rituals for hunting, family and religious ceremonies.

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