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Megalithic Madness – Shoria or not Shoria? Russian Giants

Gornaya Shoria (Mountain Shoria) – Kemerov, Siberia, Russia


There are a group of block shaped rocks in the Kemerov region of Russia, which are arranged in an apparent horizontal fashion that some people believe to be an ancient wall built by men.

I am personally still open minded as to whether this structure is actually a structure, but as you may know I love all types of monolithic madness, so I have gathered a selection of photos of the blocks in question to display here for you to gauge an opinion.

The first selection of photos are taken from choice positions and angles that benefit the manmade theory, and the second selection of photos rationalise the debate and show that mother nature may be the creative hand at work on Mount Shoria…

shoria block 17

shoria block 11

shoria block 7

shoria block 9

shoria block 8

shoria block 14

shoria block 16

shoria block 2


…and now some photos of Mount Shoria that seem to show a very natural origin of the blocks…



shoria block 13

shoria block 12






shoria block 15



shoria block 18

shoria block 10

“The granite blocks impress with their dimensions. They are making up walls in a polygonal masonry technique. Geologists compare them with Stonehenge and Egyptian pyramids. The walls are 40 meters high, and they stretch for almost 200 meters. The length of some of the stones is about 20 meters, and their height is 5-7 meters. The weight of every block is more than 1000 tons.” …read more

The quote above gives the dimensions of this wall as being approx 40m high and 200m long, only two hundred metres long? Why on earth would anybody build a wall of these dimensions? It would have no defensive purpose unless accompanied by 2 or 3 other walls so as to form an enclosure, or if it was strategically positioned across a natural feature as a barricade, with adjoining natural features supplying the necessary security on the flanks, but it is not, and there are no visible signs of any other collapsed walls that may have adjoined this visible “wall”.

So ruling out defence, what other purpose would such a wall serve to its builders?

Although there are many flat surfaces and some almost right- angled blocks or shapes present in the stone walls of Mount Shoria, I am inclined to lean towards a natural origin for their construction or should I say formation? Layering from rock deposition combined with tectonic fractures creates right-angle planes of weakness such that rectangular blocks tend to weather out and separate from the bedrock. But, that does not eliminate the possibility that the blocks were worked & moved by ancient Siberians, it is just my observational opinion that they were not…

…So it would seem that in this episode of Monolithic Madness, the madness may be in the eye of the beholder, and not in the mind of an ancient builder… or is it?   –   Michael Snyder   –    Megaliths in Russia




7 comments on “Megalithic Madness – Shoria or not Shoria? Russian Giants

  1. zenobiusz
    June 19, 2014

    Reblogged this on Zenobiusz.


  2. Christel Pilz
    December 20, 2014

    who are you — very interesting – am doing research on the monolithic “temple” Kailash at Ellora India.. Have those rocks been dated??


    • SPJ
      December 23, 2014

      Hi there and thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately these rocks have not been dated. Some believe they are manmade and some believe they are not. There are plenty of natural examples of rock faces cracking / weathering into squared right angled blocks, so without any archaeological finds of a quarry or quarry tools there is little to support the manmade theory…


    • SPJ
      January 4, 2015

      Thank ypu for bringing the Kailasa Temple o my attention, it is absolutely amazing. It makes the Ethiopian rock cut churches appear amateurish in comparison. I will be reading about this temple over the mext couple of months with the intention of adding a page about it to my Monolithic Madness series, once again thank you.


  3. Suzanne
    March 10, 2016

    If this is natural it’s a big coincidence ;

    Baalbeck ;
    “the stone of the pregnant woman” (“Hajjar al-Hibla”) and measures around 19.6 m × 6 m × 5.5 m

    at Gornaya Shoria ;
    The length of some of the stones is about 20 meters, and their height is 5-7 meters
    almost the same


  4. Jerry Turner
    July 15, 2016

    I have read that other people have stated that there are other blocks that were carved out by mother nature but there are never any photos that actually show similar rock formations. Do you have any links to pictures for similar rock formations that were confirmed as formed by nature? I am interested particularly in this group of rocks. Thanks for posting it.


    • SPJ
      July 18, 2016

      Hi Jerry,

      When I was looking for similar NATURAL rock formations that looked like manmade blocks I came upon this website which specifically studies the ways that different rock types FRACTURE or crack and form shapes…
      …and this link below makes very interesting reading and contains lots of clean photos of the Kaimanawa Wall in New Zealand…

      Let me know how you get on? and if you come across any good photos of comparative rock face examples, send them my way and I will add them to this posting..

      Happy hunting Buddy!


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