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 Archeological site Mavrynskyi Maidan in Dnipropetrovsk region caught fire. PHOTOS

A fire broke out at unique archeological site Mavrynskyi Maidan in the village of Mezhyrich in the Dnipropetrovsk region this weekend.

Censor.NET reports citing the Pavlohrad Independent Television.

It is noted that the fire broke out for an unknown reason.

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The archaeological site surface is completely burned now. The grass around the Maidan is burned as well.

The locals called firefighters as they were afraid that the fire would reach the village.

Read more: Mass graves discovered in excavations at site of KGB, Gestapo torture chambers in Lviv

Mavrynskyi Maidan is a giant earthen structure of unknown purpose. It consists of about 14,000 mounds and flat grounds called "maidans." This structure resembles a mysterious sign from a bird's perspective. There are many versions of Maidan's origin and purpose. The most common version is that the hills are the result of illegal excavation of burial mounds in the past. According to another version, the mounds are fortifications of Ukrainian Cossacks. One more hypothesis says that there was a saltpeter cave in the distant past.

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However, the mystical hypothesis is the most popular among the people as there is coincidence between Mavrynskyi Maidan pattern and the position of the sun depending on the time of year. There is a theory that this place served as an observatory, a temple or a place for sacrifice for early humans.
 
 
 
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