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Attractions of Yakutia: Diring Yuryakh

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Amazingly diverse and literally breathtaking scenery is found in Yakutia at every step. Even it is difficult to list all the beauty that you will be lucky to see if you get there. But, nevertheless, Yakutia can boast of its tremendous historical layer. Especially of those of its least studied period, which in common parlance is called prehistoric times. And one of these places is First Man Place in Diring Yuryakh.

Diring Yuryakh (in translation from Yakut is a deep river) is one of the places that is worth a visit by all means. Location is nothing more than a place where ancient people used to live. Actually the place got its name thanks to the name of this river, the mouth of which is situated about 150 km from the capital of Yakutia - Yakutsk. The settlement site is extremely old, it is even difficult to believe, but it is virtually impossible to imagine - varies from 2 to 2.5 million years. The truly epochal discovery caused a wide resonance among professionals worldwide.

The site, which was located on the banks of the Diring River, quite possibly represents the most ancient in Eurasia, and even around the world monument of Paleolithic.

Even without a special fantasy one can try to imagine a life of unknown, long-gone people somewhere in the thick of the times. Especially their first uncomplicated tools, which are one of the main evidence for their existence, preserved much better than their creators.

Through research, we found out that Diring Yuryakh was located on one of the most ancient terraces of the Lena River, the age of which is 2.5 million years. And today, it is very hard to call the climate of Yakutia comfortable for life, especially in those ancient times, when, according to experts, the average temperature was -12 -14, life was a serious extreme test. And the most surprising thing is that judging by excavations in the eastern part of the African continent, representatives of Homo sapiens appeared in several very, very distant parts of the world. This, of course, has made significant changes in the scientific understanding of the origin of man. Alas, today we cannot see subjects of labor, living or dwellings of ancient people. But here among the steep cliffs of the Lena, billowing skyward pines, mind-blowing landscapes, one can clearly feel antiquity, and perhaps some mystical secrets and mysteries. Coupled with the harsh but beautiful nature, these places make a stunning impression imprinted in the memory with astonishing brilliance.