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Geoglyph "Turgai swastika".

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"The fallen ramparts, and the ditches of their former depth, deprived, testify to the antiquity of this place"

Nikolay Rychkov. "Day notes of a trip to the Kirghiz-Kaysak steppe." 1771.

Geoglyph in Kostanay region.

The geoglyph "Turgai swastika" is located in the eastern part of the Turgai hollow, on the right bank of the Kara-Torgai river in the Amangeldy district of the Kostanay region, at an altitude of 145 meters above sea level.
From the village of Amangeldy to the geoglyph - 19 kilometers. "Turgai Swastika" is located on the north-western shore of Lake Agashtykol, 411 meters and 542 meters from the village of Agashtykol to the south-east.
The geoglyph is a mound in the form of a three-beam swastika. Each of the rays ends in a zigzag shape, the ends of which are bent counterclockwise. The height of the embankment is up to 0.3 meters, the length of the beam is about 33 meters, the width at the base is 13 - 15 meters, and the width at the end is 10 - 12 meters.
Zigzag shapes 40-50 meters long, 5-6 meters wide, curved parts 15 - 20 meters long. In the center of the structure there is a depression with a diameter of 4 meters and a depth of up to 0.3 meters. The swastika fits into a circle with a diameter of about 90 meters.
Near the structure there are small embankments with a diameter of 10 - 15 meters, a height of 0.2 - 0.3 meters, surrounded by a moat. No earthworks were carried out at the facility, so as not to subject it to destruction.
It is possible to date this structure according to the available features in a wide range from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages.

Logvin Andrey Viktorovich, head of the laboratory of archaeological research, Kostanay State University named after A. Baitursynov.
Shevnina Irina Viktorovna, Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Laboratory of Archaeological Research, Kostanay State University. A. Baitursynov.
Dey Dmitry Borisovich, head of the Turgay Discovery project. Alexander Petrov.