Soon after  archaeologists uncovered the the Bronze Age city of Arkaim in 1987, an array of prophets, mystics and pilgrims heralded the site as the Aryan homeland, a model of the universe, an astronomical instrument,  Odin’s Asgard and Zarathrusta’s birthplace.   To the local people, Arkaim is just one of many “places of power”  around here, including other buried cities, stone-age megaliths, and the lake where a meteor landed in 2013.  Local legends, stories and beliefs about these places abound, some of them new and some passed down for generations.

Please note:  we expect this expedition team to include about 8 Russian college students. While the team will have an official translator,  some of the college students also speak some English.  While in the field the team will live in tents in a campground, cooking over campfires, and using rustic sanitation arrangements.

Join Dr. Tatjana Saveljeva and students from Chelyabinsk State University as they record these stories – ancient and modern – from the people who live near the sites themselves.  What do the legends tell us about the places of power?  What do they tell us about contemporary society?  With the help of a translator you will interview the storytellers and help construct the answers.

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About This Expedition

  • Dates:

    July 15, 2019 to July 27, 2019

  • Location:

    villages Chebarkul and Turgoyak, Arkaim campground, Chelyabinsk province, Russia

Meet The Team

Applications are now closed.
Please view our other upcoming trips!