It is not a secret that some really surprising and weird things are happening in Siberia lately such as huge holes that appear from nowhere and tundra bubbling underneath people’s feet.
Yet these events have revealed some ancient discoveries in Siberia which are important both for the history and the culture of the place.
There are so many theories about what these holes mean but the biggest crater of the region is the one most talked about. The local people even call this crater “ The doorway to the underworld” because it is very fast growing and it has revealed forests that date up to 200.000 years ago.
Among all the ancient discoveries in Siberia, there are many craters and holes but this one is the anomaly of all the region because it is the widest, the longest and the deepest one of them all. And it is spreading fast.
Researchers have stated that when the weather is warmer, the crater spreads faster. They also suspect that the crater will reach the capital very soon if it continues to grow as such.
The crater appeared because of the great heat of summer and the floods in 2008.
For now, the authorities stated that the locals are not yet in danger but they are afraid that if the crater keeps growing many of the carbon stores will be revealed which will never be good for the locals. Such revealing will only lead to greater warming and faster growing of the crater.
But the ancient discoveries that this crater revealed are worth it. Ancient trees and even horses that date from 200.000 ago were revealed.
The scientists say that these discoveries will help them understand how the climate of Siberia have changed since the past and even predict how the climate will change in the future.
Numerous of researchers were done in this crater and the other ancient discoveries which will hopefully help the authorities to understand what happened in Siberia in the past and hopefully prepare for the next Ice age.