An old fortress called Por-Bajin-or Por-Bazhyn, Por-Bazhyng-has historians and Putin -among many others- completely bewildered. No one is sure why the disconcerting 1,300-year-old fortress was built on a distant Siberian island, nor why it was abandoned.
EXPERTS HAVE MIXED VIEWPOINTS.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the mysterious island with Prince Albert of Monaco and said: “I’ve been to many places, I’ve seen many things, but I’ve never seen anything like that.”
Discovered a century ago, the mysterious fortress located in distant Siberia called Por-Bajin continues to baffle experts and world leaders. The first impression, when looking at the mysterious island, is a rectangular fortress or prison in ruins.
Built about 1,300 years ago, no one is sure what the rectangular shaped island and its labyrinthine ruins were used, nor why it was abandoned.
Scientists and historians can not agree on a single theory. Some believe that the isolated fortress was created in the distant past to attract people there, and not to a prison, and was probably used as a monastery, a religion retreat or even as an ancient astronomical observatory.
Which means “clay house” in the Tuvan language, Por-Bajin is between the ranges of Sayan and Altain and is located almost 4,000 kilometers from Moscow. The location of the island was discovered for the first time in 1891, and since then experts have not understood its true purpose.
In 2007, the experts decided to visit the island and take a closer look.
The scientists discovered clay tablets with human feet, ancient drawings on the walls and MASSIVE doors.
It is believed that the mystifying island was created during the Khaganate Uighur period (744-840 AD) however, no one knows the exact reason why it was built. Furthermore, what baffles the experts even more is the fact that the island was built in an extremely solitary place, and is located at a great distance from larger settlements and old trade routes.