The mysterious tribe of Mohe

In the early years the Vikings terrified the coast of Europe and established their Kingdom on the Northern Islands of Iceland and Greenland. And clad in iron the Magyars their mounted troops looted the Central Europe and the Paris suburbs. In the far East the people of Mohe, armed with curved horns, long-range bows, the terror of their neighbors. The Mohe soldiers kept at Bay the Northern border of the Chinese Empire, the Tang and the Korean state of Goguryeo, in their frail boats they crossed the sea and harasses the coast of the Japanese Islands.

Housing a tribe of Mohe

On their boats-canoes, accompanied by mounted troops, Mohe was going up the Amur in search of new lands and wealth of the region. On the way, they built their strongholds and cities, plowed the fields and grew up on them buckwheat and millet. One of the major groups have gone far to the West to the middle reaches of the river Shilka, where a donkey, creating a small country town which were in the mouths of rivers such as:

  • Kara;
  • Black;
  • Vicia;
  • Kudikan;
  • Gorbitsa;
  • Gestuga.

The river Shilka, where lived a tribe of Mohe

The City Of Mohe

City Mohe took a very scenic place, as if the sense of beauty played a decisive role in choosing them. The settlement was located on the banks of the river and was surrounded by fields sown with millet, buckwheat and hemp. On the fat pastures grazed herds and took a mud bath for the pigs. The city was surrounded by powerful ramparts with ditches, ramparts, stood a tall defensive walls. The home, located in strict order, half hid under the earth. Above all this, on the next flat top of a hill stood a fortress, around which a little smoldering fire, ready to release fat and a high column of smoke, in the event of enemy attack, to warn and to call on the help of soldiers from neighboring cities.

The fortress had the whole fortification system of trenches, earthen ramparts and wooden structures. The walls were hiding at home, ready to shelter in case of enemy attack residents of the city, and, of course, in time of peace in these dwellings lived the soldiers guarding the rest of the peace settlement and watch the signal lights. Just in the distance in a very cozy and quiet place, little Islands with white birch trees, surrounded by lakes and marsh, was the necropolis.

The tomb of the tribe of Mohe

The funeral rituals of the peoples of the Mohe

The tomb Mohe in the view of the archaeologists were not very common. People were buried in the ground only a year, and before that they rested on a high deck among the trees, where it seemed to merge with nature, returning to its fold. And only a year later, when the deceased already is almost nothing left, his bones were dressed in new clothes and hid in the immediately dug the grave with tools and weapons that were supposed to help him survive in the other world. On a long journey with a dead man sent a little pig, which was eaten by the relatives during the Wake. The shaman was chosen gifts to the gods, who were supposed to pass late. All ended the funeral libations and dancing in the reflections of the campfire.

Archaeologists on a dig in the places of residence of the tribe of Mohe

Enigmatic and poorly known state Mohe on the banks of the Shilka continued to wait for their explorers and discoverers of new secrets and new cities. The spores of these cities continue to simmer among scholars. Who would not agree that these cities belong to the Mohe, even after recent studies such Orthodoxy is almost gone. But cave paintings, taiga passes leading to the nearby rivers, keep the secrets, and the remains of ancient cities and fortresses, caves and the unknown, unexplored banks of the Shilka and the area in General.

Only archaeologists and historians who visit these places will be able to tell you about them. And people need to save these pristine places untouched, to ever touch the mysteries of the cities of Mohe on the Shilka.