Scuba divers of the TSU club SKAT made an expedition at the Krasnoyarsk storage reservoir. With Kemerovo archaeologists, they examined rock drawings of the Oglakhty site.
Rock drawings (petroglyphs) created 4,000 - 2,000 years ago are located on the coastal mountainside Oglakhty on the left bank of the Yenisei River. The images of the petroglyphs became difficult to access after the flooding of the Krasnoyarsk storage reservoir in the late 1960s and are gradually being destroyed. Last weekend divers and archaeologists began to study the flooded area of the petroglyphs.
Before the flooding of the reservoir, not all petroglyphs were carefully studied and recorded. In addition, the water washed out the centuries-old layer of earth and sand from the rocks, revealing new places with rock drawings of ancient people. So now archaeologists have found previously unknown pictures.