Overview of the the Arkaim area.
Overview of the the Arkaim area.
People are waiting for the sunrise on the so-called Shaman Hill, Arkaim, Russia.
People are waiting for the sunrise on the so-called Shaman Hill, Arkaim, Russia.
Elena, Orenburg, fourth time in Arkaim, “I’ve never known this place had power before. When I had arrived here I found out you could make a wish and it would come true. I had some problems with my apartment, so I had made a wish and just in a year it came true. Our energy recharges here. We become free and clean. You may not even wish for anything, anyway your dreams will come true. Karaganka river is a powerful place as well. They say you have to take a dip in Karaganka three times and your heaviness will disappear. “
Elena, Orenburg, fourth time in Arkaim, “I’ve never known this place had power before. When I had arrived here I found out you could make a wish and it would come true. I had some problems with my apartment, so I had made a wish and just in a year it came true. Our energy recharges here. We become free and clean. You may not even wish for anything, anyway your dreams will come true. Karaganka river is a powerful place as well. They say you have to take a dip in Karaganka three times and your heaviness will disappear. “
Zakir, Salavat, first time. “People say historical places like this are must-seen, must-felt; that’s why I’ve come here with my family.
Zakir, Salavat, first time. “People say historical places like this are must-seen, must-felt; that’s why I’ve come here with my family.
"Office №30. Tours to Places of Power of the Arkaim."
"Office №30. Tours to Places of Power of the Arkaim."
"No trespassing" official sign. This area became a National Park in 1980s.
"No trespassing" official sign. This area became a National Park in 1980s.
Alexander, Kyzyl. First time. “Well, how. Fine. Calm people. No fuss, no fights. No disorder. I haven’t understood Arkaim itself though.”
Alexander, Kyzyl. First time. “Well, how. Fine. Calm people. No fuss, no fights. No disorder. I haven’t understood Arkaim itself though.”
"Restroom fee: 10 roubles"
"Restroom fee: 10 roubles"
Vladimir Petrovich, Ufa. “I’ve been into health improving for 45 years now. My life is dedicated to health. We improve our health, there’s no other way. See, audience gathers around here, people do physical exercises with such joy!”
Vladimir Petrovich, Ufa. “I’ve been into health improving for 45 years now. My life is dedicated to health. We improve our health, there’s no other way. See, audience gathers around here, people do physical exercises with such joy!”
"Tree of Wishes"
"Tree of Wishes"
Natalia, first time. Orsk. “I’m in quest of new knowledge, something interesting. Communicating with people. I’ve got a boost of energy, no weariness at all.”
Natalia, first time. Orsk. “I’m in quest of new knowledge, something interesting. Communicating with people. I’ve got a boost of energy, no weariness at all.”
Rishat, Sibay. Eighth time. “We try to come every year. I’ve got a positive attitude, otherwise, I wouldn’t come. Previous times we came here on holiday, this year we’ve brought some goods. Overall, we’re satisfied, people are mostly nice. I feel fine, taking everything positively.
Rishat, Sibay. Eighth time. “We try to come every year. I’ve got a positive attitude, otherwise, I wouldn’t come. Previous times we came here on holiday, this year we’ve brought some goods. Overall, we’re satisfied, people are mostly nice. I feel fine, taking everything positively.
Darya, Beloretsk. First time. “It’s beautiful here. Frankly, we haven’t heard a thing. We were doing what everybody was doing.”
Darya, Beloretsk. First time. “It’s beautiful here. Frankly, we haven’t heard a thing. We were doing what everybody was doing.”
Salintat, Amur settlement. Sells koumiss (beverage made of horse milk). “People like it, they come. The first time I got here was even before excavation. I’m cool with the energy but I guess it’s present here.”
Salintat, Amur settlement. Sells koumiss (beverage made of horse milk). “People like it, they come. The first time I got here was even before excavation. I’m cool with the energy but I guess it’s present here.”
Arslan, Kyzyl. Seventh year here. I come here for self-affirmation. I gain energy, come to the Mountain of Love. Maybe due to the mountain I take my girlfriend with me. But I don’t believe a mountain can change one’s destiny, I believe in God.
Arslan, Kyzyl. Seventh year here. I come here for self-affirmation. I gain energy, come to the Mountain of Love. Maybe due to the mountain I take my girlfriend with me. But I don’t believe a mountain can change one’s destiny, I believe in God.
Usif, Sibay. Fifth time. “I’ve got a calm attitude. I like the place. There’s energy here. Despite the fact I’m on my feet all day long, without sleep, I still have my strengths. I even have some for women.”
Usif, Sibay. Fifth time. “I’ve got a calm attitude. I like the place. There’s energy here. Despite the fact I’m on my feet all day long, without sleep, I still have my strengths. I even have some for women.”
Konstantin, third time. “I have very nice impressions. I’m looking forward to seeing more and more people coming to Arkaim so there will be more positive energy. We gave milk away in the evening, I wish people on the other side gave milk away too, not beer. Now it feels like people who come to relax get what they want and then come to us from fuss and alcohol. This place has it’s own pure and natural energy.”
Konstantin, third time. “I have very nice impressions. I’m looking forward to seeing more and more people coming to Arkaim so there will be more positive energy. We gave milk away in the evening, I wish people on the other side gave milk away too, not beer. Now it feels like people who come to relax get what they want and then come to us from fuss and alcohol. This place has it’s own pure and natural energy.”
Alexey, Ekaterinburg. Second time. “I came with my parents, they are engaged in rituals here. My mother makes ritual dolls. I like this place, it’s quite beaituful but I’m skeptical of what’s going on here. I hardly believe it. Nature is calm here.”
Alexey, Ekaterinburg. Second time. “I came with my parents, they are engaged in rituals here. My mother makes ritual dolls. I like this place, it’s quite beaituful but I’m skeptical of what’s going on here. I hardly believe it. Nature is calm here.”
Mikhail, Kirovgrad. First time. “I’ve been invited by accident, I’ve been told this place was wonderful. My friends are making some extra money here. Don’t know what’s on other people’s minds but I’ve got a feeling I’m insensible to time. Away from concrete boxes.”
Mikhail, Kirovgrad. First time. “I’ve been invited by accident, I’ve been told this place was wonderful. My friends are making some extra money here. Don’t know what’s on other people’s minds but I’ve got a feeling I’m insensible to time. Away from concrete boxes.”
Guided tour to restricted area, where excavations of the real ancient city had been found.
Guided tour to restricted area, where excavations of the real ancient city had been found.
Debra, Australia. First time. “People. I feel unity in people, happiness. There is energy here but it comes from people.”
Debra, Australia. First time. “People. I feel unity in people, happiness. There is energy here but it comes from people.”
"Town center" of the real ancient city. This, in addition to the reconstruction of the wall and the fundamental, is the only evidences that are visible to tourists.
"Town center" of the real ancient city. This, in addition to the reconstruction of the wall and the fundamental, is the only evidences that are visible to tourists.
Zakir, Ufa. Has been coming for 14 years. “I come just to hang out, not to cure. All in all, there’s always something interesting every time I come here. Different people. Arkaim brings different people together in one place. As for the energy, it’s true. I believe in it. It’s explained by the fact that all year long radiations are from beneath. And only five days a year the radiations are from above: everything is shaken out of us by the universe. Truly unique times.”
Zakir, Ufa. Has been coming for 14 years. “I come just to hang out, not to cure. All in all, there’s always something interesting every time I come here. Different people. Arkaim brings different people together in one place. As for the energy, it’s true. I believe in it. It’s explained by the fact that all year long radiations are from beneath. And only five days a year the radiations are from above: everything is shaken out of us by the universe. Truly unique times.”
Staff's belongings laying near to the reconstruction on the excavation of the ancient settlement. This is the only real excavation that can be observed by visitors for extra payment.
Staff's belongings laying near to the reconstruction on the excavation of the ancient settlement. This is the only real excavation that can be observed by visitors for extra payment.
Matrona, Adygeya, first time. “I’m all ill. I read this place was the most powerful, the highest place in the world and there is no other place like this in “Orakul” paper. So I decided to come. No one helped me. I got here by train myself. It took all my pension to get here. I came yesterday in the evening, don’t know whether I will have to ask people for money. My God, I want to live although I am old and not pretty. I’ve got many children, grandchildren. But how did I help them? We haven’t got any help neither from the State nor from God after my father’s death. I wrote to Putin but there was no response. I wrote to Andrey Malakhov as well but there was no reply. But I want to live. I was born in 1936, I’m 78."
Matrona, Adygeya, first time. “I’m all ill. I read this place was the most powerful, the highest place in the world and there is no other place like this in “Orakul” paper. So I decided to come. No one helped me. I got here by train myself. It took all my pension to get here. I came yesterday in the evening, don’t know whether I will have to ask people for money. My God, I want to live although I am old and not pretty. I’ve got many children, grandchildren. But how did I help them? We haven’t got any help neither from the State nor from God after my father’s death. I wrote to Putin but there was no response. I wrote to Andrey Malakhov as well but there was no reply. But I want to live. I was born in 1936, I’m 78."
The reconstruction of fundamentals of living quarters of the ancient settlement, made for tourists.
The reconstruction of fundamentals of living quarters of the ancient settlement, made for tourists.
Vladimir, Bredi. “Fires occur here very often. The more fools there is the more often this place is on fire.”
Vladimir, Bredi. “Fires occur here very often. The more fools there is the more often this place is on fire.”