In the ancient Chinese book Zhuangzi · Xiaoyaoyou, there is a description of a country far north, called the poor country, and the ancient Greek historian Herodotus said in his book History that living under the Altai Mountains A kind of bald people, bald and poor hair are likely to refer to the customs of a certain ethnic group without discriminating, with similar meanings and coincidence.
The typical feature of these black stone people is that there is no hair ornament on the round head. Herodotus s works also say that bald people have lion noses and huge chins . This Mongolian race His face shape is very prominent on these stone people.
It is very interesting that Herodotus said that bald men guarded gold in the mountains, and Altai Mountains has indeed been a gold mine since ancient times. The academy called the grassland silk road because it existed four thousand years ago. The commodity that people trade cannot be silk. Except for some daily necessities, the most likely thing is gold. Therefore, the grassland silk road is also known as the Golden Avenue.
Of course, ancient Chinese and foreign books have a variety of titles for Xinjiang Bronze Age residents. Is it too simple to attribute the early Xinjiang stone people to the so-called bald people?
In the western historical materials, some early nomadic tribes in the Asia-Europe steppe were called Scythians. Some domestic scholars believe that this is exactly the Cypriot mentioned in Chinese pre-Qin historical materials. They also live in the Altai Mountains and Tianshan Mountains. So what is the relationship between Cypriots and bald people?
In the depths of the Tianshan Mountains in Hutubi County, Xinjiang, there is a place called Kangmen Shimenzi. There is a petroglyph with an area of more than one hundred square meters above the cliff of Shimenzi. According to research, this is a city in the world Reproductive worship of petroglyphs is rare, and its creator was the Cypriot who nomadiced here more than 3,000 years ago.
Most of the characters in Xiuyan s paintings are slender, with high noses and deep eyes, and they have certain characteristics of the Europa race. This seems to indicate that the Cypriots and bald people are not a nation. Will this be reflected in the early stone people?
In Burqin County Cultural Management Office, there are also two strange small stone people, which appeared as funerary items in ancient tombs three thousand years ago. One of the pale yellow stone people has a high nose and deep eyes, which is very similar to the race on the Shimenzi rock paintings of Kangjia. Can it be guessed that it is exactly the remains of the ancient Cypriots?
In fact, whether it is a cemetery stone man or a funeral stone man, it has the meaning of soul protection. Its root is the worship of the stone itself. It is believed that the stone has a psychic effect. Made.
Around these stone goblets, you can also see the semi-secluded scattered stones. In fact, they are concentric circles around the stone goblet. The circle and the stone goblet are connected by radial lines. The figure formed by them can only stand at the highest point. see it clearly.
According to a viewpoint, the tombs with stone people are not only the graves of the dead, but also the tribe s sacrifice places, and some deities dedicated to sacrifice have also been found around the tombs.
In some cemeteries, there may be a peculiar stone pillar next to or alone with the stone people. Today, for protection, they are mostly stored in museums. The sculptures on the stone pillars are basically deer-shaped patterns, so It is called deer stone.
The herd of deer on the roe deer has an abstract beauty. What is even more strange is that all the deer s mouths have been drawn into slender beaks. The shape of this deer s beak has wings for the gods.
Academic circles believe that although Shishi and Shiren co-existed, relatively speaking, Shishi appeared earlier than Shiren, and is likely to be the predecessor of Shiren.
There is a type of deer stone called atypical deer stone, because there are only some abstract symbols on the stone pillars. These symbols are divided into three parts, with three diagonal lines above, a small circle in the middle, and a sword below. Can it be understood this way? The diagonal line means the facial features or the human face, the small circle is the necklace around the neck, and the part represented by the sword is the lower body. These three parts represent an abstract human body.
The role of the Lingshi people s psychic is unquestionable, and their earliest age was determined to be around one thousand BC. The question then comes, when did the Shiren disappear? Is the Turkite the Last Terminator?
The more consistent view in the academic world is that after the Turkic Shiren, the Shiren s culture did begin to decline rapidly. With the widespread spread of Islam in the steppe, the Shiren completely disappeared because Islam is idolatry-free and characterizes the human form. Forbidden, the lower limit of this time is about the 11th century.
Among the 2000 years of Shiren s existence, the ethnic groups on the grassland frequently experienced wars, migrations, and integrations, so many issues in Shiren s research could not be explained. Today, the stone man standing on the grassland has become a landscape and a symbol of mysticism.
Zhang Hui, a young researcher at the Xinjiang Museum, put forward a bold conjecture that he believes that the stone man and its related remains are the records of ancient humans alien civilization.
According to Zhang Hui, some stone people with ornaments on their heads and necks portray the images of aliens wearing space hats and space suits. He made a lot of statistical analysis on the stone tomb, and he found that looking down at the stone tomb from a high altitude, their shapes exactly match the legendary alien relics—the wheat field circle. As for the deer stone, Zhang Hui believes that it depicts the scene of alien spacecraft killing earth animals. It is said that an alien spacecraft landed on the earth and sucked the animals on the ground into the sky through great attraction. And the herd on the deer stone is not running upwards. Is the deer s mouth stretched because of its huge attraction?
As soon as Zhang Hui s point of view came out, it surprised the academic community, but for the average person, it was still an exciting idea. After all, when the tired tourists in the city came to the steppe, to the Gobi , to find the traces of the stone man, the historical research of the word and sentence is no longer important, just as the stone man was once deemed by the ancient ancestors as the patron saint of his soul, It has also become the spiritual destination of modern people.