Tomsk underground: reality rooted in the myths? Engaged in the study of problems of Tomsk dungeons, I was amazed at the abundance of witnesses. They said that during excavation works in the basement or on the coastal slopes of the rivers found underground passages, and fortified with larch struts and timbers, or brick vaults. My University classmate Tomic Gregory Dubner claimed that the failure of the Gromov near bath saw the underground passage gigantic, fortified by a brick arch.
Dungeons very often met in the preparation of pits for construction. In 2003 Boris Maltsev, in a live interview on TV-2, Tomsk devoted to the dungeons, challenging me, said that most of them faced with them, being a Builder, and that they laid Tomsk merchants.
Along with the stories of eyewitnesses, Tomsk catacombs devoted to the huge wave of rumors. Scosta rumor attributes them to an enormous size. Area this object supposedly goes far beyond the scope of modern Tomsk, and there are moves under Tom. In depth, they extend far beyond imagination. According to rumors, under the current prospectus of Lenin is a huge underground passage, he is called “the Tomsk station”. Oddly enough, the frequent failures of soil along the Avenue casinobaccarat this rumor. But this is only rumored.
However, research Professor of the Ural architectural Academy Slukina showed that the rumors worth listening to. Sending students to practice in a city in the Urals, Vsevolod Mikhailovich gave them an additional task to study the question of the existence of dungeons. Practice has shown that the dungeons were found where there were rumors about them. In people, this relationship was always known and was formulated as follows: the smoke without fire does not happen.
The existence of underground tunnels beneath Tomsk is not in doubt, the question is who, when and why they were paved. About dungeons wrote “the Siberian Bulletin” by G. 04.11.1888 “Siberian life” 03.06.1898 14.05.1898 17.05.1898 G. G. G. G. G. 14.05.1890 01.09.1890 03.09.1890 city of “Tobolsk provincial Gazette”, 1896. “The Petersburg leaf” No. 277, 1908 “Red flag” 28-29.10.1989, 28-29.07.1990 14.08.1993 14.12.1991 G. G. “Tomsk week” 05.12.1998 G. G. G. 27.05.1999 03.06.1999 10.06.1999 g. “Bulletin of the Tomsk province”, No. 9, 2000, “Arguments and facts – Siberia”, No. 48, 2000, “Komsomolskaya Pravda in Tomsk” 22.12.2000 G. I’m Afraid I found not all.
Of course, first of all, discusses the cause of underground passages. Versions are different, most of which seem to me frivolous. The first dungeon was created Tomsk merchants for storage of goods. But it usually made basements under buildings, for which merchants to lay kilometre-long tunnels? These goods were stolen?
The second version – raider. Allegedly, the robbers were digging these tunnels to hide them from their pursuers and to hide the loot, just like “Hassan and the 40 thieves”. No doubt, the bandits really were hiding out somewhere, but the audience is completely incapable of creative labor. Here’s to privatize others – here they are ahead of everyone.
Third – “wagaluka”. Version was developed by the journalist Edward stall, who devoted a lot of articles Tomsk dungeons. The point is, what Siberian life was indeed full of dangers. Merchants were afraid of robbers, the robbers to the police. And they both considered it necessary in any case to have a tunnel length of about fifty meters to the nearest log.
My version is that under the Tomsk there is an underground city far more ancient than the city of Tomsk. This thesis is substantiated by three arguments. First, according to eyewitnesses, the area of the underground facility larger than the area of the modern city: in the North comes to the mouth of Kyrgyz women in the South to the mouth of Basantani, in the East comes to the campus and the West goes for Tom.
What dungeons are spread wider than the territory of Tomsk and, therefore, is not the history of nothing, (yeah, megalithic construction of ancient aliens, with the wooden beams. The author stretches the truth, but, just wondering how much – approx. Copypaster) is indirectly confirmed by the presence of extensive underground tunnels in Jurga in one hundred kilometers to the South from Tomsk, as well as their presence in the village of Fumes Asino district 70 kilometers North of Tomsk. Near Gary, from the publication of Edward Stall in the underground passage failed skidder.
The second argument is the size of the underground facility. Actually, the volume of soil extracted from the earth during its construction under the city are hundreds of thousands of cubic meters, which corresponds to tens of linear kilometers of catacombs. These volumes can be measured by the size of the so-called “tubercles” (Mukhin, Orlovsky, Zagorny, Kononovskiy, etc.). The soil of these hills full of brick dust and lime, that gives them the dumps of mining operations, accompanied by the construction of brick vaults. With each “bump” associated legends about the existence of under it inputs into the dungeon. Judging by the amount of “bumps”, the length of underground facilities under Tomsk is hundreds of kilometers. Neither merchants nor thieves such volumes of secret operations were not under force.
The third and most important argument is that dungeons in place of Tomsk existed before the construction of the Tomsk fortress in the early seventeenth century. We are talking about the discovery in 1908 of the so-called “cave of the warrior” in the steep Bank of the river Tom. The skeleton warrior in wooden armor covered with skin, belonged to the Hun epoch. Before the establishment of Tomsk was another half Millennium.
What a giant underground facility in Siberia existed before the arrival of the Cossacks to the shores of Tommy and even before the era of Genghis Khan, recorded in the sources. For example, in the book “unknown About good will among the Eastern country and town strife” of the XIV-XV centuries, tells of a city in the upper reaches of the Ob, whose inhabitants were hiding in the dungeons with the approach of merchant caravans and went under ground with the fire day and night, including under the river. C. Patkanov and PLANO Carpini, in describing the passage of Mongol armies first to the West, and then East, lead evidence that the locals all the people disappeared in the vast dungeons.
I’ve ever used to suggest the conjecture that the construction of the underground here could be related the king Trangression – Ivan. His name coincides with the name of the city of Graciana (Grushina) appearing on medieval maps of Western Siberia and the coordinates to the degree of which coincide with coordinates of Tomsk.
Trangression his Royal Palace equipped deep underground, where, most likely, kept his Treasury. Rashid ad-DIN mentions the pantry entry, which the local Tatars brought the Khan’s son Ogedei, that in their area the treasure of Trangression, which will not be able to take out horses from the neighborhood. Given the fact that the Great Khan every year on New year gave a hundred thousand white mares, the treasure really was rather big. Ogedei refused the gift.
Even in the underground city somewhere in the spring area before you throw a land of Darkness hid their treasures by Alexander the great. And returned, according to Nizami, the other way. So, the treasures are still waiting for their discoverers?
However, we are much more important than other treasures – old books, which may be stored in a well-ventilated catacombs. Maybe they are right under our feet and we spit on them in the literal and figurative sense. To restore Siberian history is very important to know by whom and for what purpose were these underground cities. And I don’t understand why underground objects of Tomsk with enviable persistence absolutely not studied.