Modern official science is very cautious about the results of the scientific work of Anatoly Kifishin and Yuri Shilov. After all, the very recognition of the fact that the petroglyphs of Kamyana Mohyla and the Tripoli culture are proto-Sumerian can radically change our understanding of the original sources of human civilization.
In the Black Sea steppes, near Melitopil, there is a huge stone hill, similar to a burial mound. Its diameter is almost a kilometer, the perimeter is about 3 km, and its height reaches 12 meters. About 3,000 stone “blocks” of different sizes, grottoes, hollows, and cracks of the mysterious mountain strikingly resemble the structure of the human brain. This is the State Historical and Archaeological Reserve Kamyana Mohyla (Stone Grave).
The Stone Grave was formed on the site of a huge ancient geyser or mud volcano, which ceased activity about 5 million years ago.
Stone Grave has long attracted the attention of scientists. The first reports of this mysterious place date back to 1778. It is one of the most powerful energy centers of the planet, scientists believe. This is a special place, that plays an important role not only on the scale of the planet but also of the Cosmos. The Dalai Lama himself came here twice. Today on Earth, there is no more ancient cultural monument of the history of human development than the Stone Grave - it is more than 12 million years old! Now the height of the Stone Grave reaches 12 meters, and on an area of about three hectares, there are over three thousand slabs. The Stone Grave contains 87 grottoes and caves, 65 of which have preserved thousands of petroglyphs - drawings and symbols.
In the grotto of the Dragon, for example, there is a sculpture in the form of a snake's head. The Dragon deity echoes with the themes in ancient hymns by the Vedic Sanskrit "Rigveda". A footprint on the head of the dragon resembles the symbols of the Sumerian epos.
For a long time, all attempts to unravel the mystery of the unusual mountain were in vain. Archaeologists who were engaged in the reading of "texts", faced a problem - the lack of deep knowledge in the field of such ancient languages as Sumerian and Egyptian. In July 1994, at the invitation of Yuri Shilov, Professor of Ancient History, the reserve was visited by one of the most famous sumerologists - Anatoly Kifishin. A short introduction to the inscriptions struck him. The researcher said that, in all likelihood, there is a Proto-Sumerian religious center in Ukraine and the ancient Sumerian signs are preserved!
The researchers found 62 caves with inscriptions and drawings, as well as 160 stone tablets with letters. In his book, A. Kifishin stated that he managed to decipher the inscriptions on 40 panels and 16 tablets. The result of the research confirmed the initial assumption that the pictographic letters of the Stone Grave are proto-Sumerian, and the mysterious mountain itself has played the role of a spiritual and religious center for thousands of years.
One of the plates contains the inscription "Shu-Nun", made in large (up to a meter high) signs. Translated from Sumerian, this means "the hand of the Queen" (or "The Lady's Law"). Kifishin suggested that the ancient sanctuary itself was called the same name. The Kyiv researcher S. Paukov believes that the Ukrainian words “shana” and “shanuvaty” (in English: respect, honor) also originated from the name “Shu-Nun”.
Among other things, A. Kifishin managed to decipher the calendar of the Stone Grave, which is over 14,000 years old, and found out that the proto-Sumerian pictograms "grain", "barley", "plow", "wheel" and "beer" first appeared in Stone Grave, in Danube and Transnistria areas in the V – IV millennium BC. The researcher came to an interesting and impressive conclusion: “The Stone Grave is a grandiose ancient archive that sheds light on the history of the civilization of Sumer.”
The well-known scientist J. Campbell, examining the sources of world mythology, discovered two main mythogenetic zones of the world: the agro-cultural-sub-equatorial and the hunting-glacial. The epicenter of the second one was the territory of present-day Ukraine.
Anatoly Kifishin, based on a study of a huge number of ancient Sumerian inscriptions, came to the conclusion: the written history of mankind is much more ancient than it was previously thought. In any case, its "lower limit" is removed, at least to the XVIII millennium BC. The Stone Grave, in his opinion, was not the only such religious center in those ancient times. A similar sanctuary was found, for example, in the area of modern Fontainebleau near Paris. In general, the ancient writings were spread over a vast territory from the Pyrenees to the Urals and South Kazakhstan. They are found on the rocks near Sverdlovsk, in the caves of southern France, in the Pyrenean cave of Altamira.
In the ancient Sumerian poems it is told about a rich country - the amazing Aratta, with which the early Sumerian rulers maintained very close ties.
Anatoly Kifishin was the first to suggest that Aratta was located on the territory of modern Ukraine. The scientist explains his opinion simply: even at the very beginning of work on the Stone Grave's writings, he discovered the “Aratta” pictogram among the inscriptions. Having told in one of his articles about Proto-Sumerian signs found in the caves of the mysterious mountain, the researcher connected the amazing state of Aratta mentioned by Sumerians with the Trypillian culture. Interestingly, among the signs-symbols that Ukrainian archaeologists have found on Tripoli vessels are also known to ancient Sumerians as the “Ishtar Star”, “Plant”, “Water”, “House”.
The proof of the connection between the Stone Grave and Tripoli is also served by the deciphering of a number of agricultural proto-Sumerian pictograms (for example, grain, barley, hoe, plow, wheel). It is known that in the Azov steppes, where, in fact, the Stone Grave is located, they were not yet engaged in agriculture in such deep antiquity. So where could these agricultural symbols have come from? Their existence in the area of the Stone Grave can only be explained by the fact that during the time of the culture of Tripoli, there was an intensive mutual enrichment relationship between its spiritual centers and the sanctuary located on the mysterious mountain.
Based on the work of Kifishin and other researchers, the Ukrainian historian Yuri Shilov developed a new system of views on the history of mankind. According to him, the first state in the world - the same mysterious Aratta - was founded in the south of the Zaporozhye region about 8,200 years ago. And the Stone Grave was the sanctuary of the residents of Aratta and a kind of “state archive”.
They say that in this place the force of the earth resembles a powerful jet that connects with the energy of the cosmos. Scientists also suggest that the collective mind, with the help of resonance technologies was used to heal people here. There are also links to geomantic forces, as well.
The Stone Grave’s caves preserved the message of the first Cro-Magnons, their most ancient art, and later the letters of the people who inhabited our open spaces in the next millenniums. It is a highly powerful energetic place: Cimmerians, Amazons, Sarmatians, Goths, Khazars, Polovtsy, Scythians - all of them prayed here.
The archaeological complex "Stone Grave" is considered for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ancient Sumer's legends also include the Land of Aratta.