One of the oldest caves, which may have been created by human hands, was discovered on the territory of the Samara region. Samara speleologists unveiled such an amazing find. Already, opinions are being expressed that the discovered cave could well have been used as a temple, but most likely it was an adit in which sandstone was mined in pagan times. According to Vesti, the entrance to this cave was discovered by chance, it was littered with a large stone.
As soon as the entrance to the cave was cleared, it became clear that a person’s foot had been stepping here for a very long time. Some experts tend to think that in the distant past, people had to crawl along a narrow manhole to get to the place of fishing. The fact that it was the field that flourished in the surrounding dungeons, no longer remains a doubt.
Scientists disputed about the origin of the caves for some time, and many tended to conclude that the appearance took place naturally, but now, after we managed to get to the site of rock production, it became clear that this is definitely a man-made object. Sandstone was mined here, and the wall laid out of it is the first and most striking evidence of this.
The largest exhibit found in the vicinity of the cave is currently dug in at the service entrance to the regional museum of local lore. The millstone is made of sandstone and so heavy that it could not be lifted into the exhibition.
The material itself – confluent sandstone – presumably formed in the Paleogene era 60 million years ago. Millstones from hard packed sand were used on Russian mills some a hundred years ago.