HISTORY  
 
     
  SEVEN THOUSAND YEARS of TRYPILLIAN CIVILIZATION
     
  Trypil's'kaCulture is one of the most explored and well-known one of the IV-III millennium B.C. It was
  created,on scientists' opinion, by local tribes of Neolithic Age and those who moved here from Balkan peninsula. The Trypil's'ka Culture was discovered by the Czech archeologist Vikentiy Khvoika more than a century ago at Pravoberezhzhya of Ukraine. This event was of major significance to the scientific world. Some monuments of ancient culture were unearthed. The culture proved to be so much different from that of the "primeval" society, we got used to seeing at the museums, that it almost called for rewriting the whole history of modern civilization.
 
  Right next to the megapolitan capital of Ukraine - Kyiv, samples of the material culture, that harmoniously
  co-existed with the rest of the world, were uncovered. These samples proved, that we are only beginning to understand the role and place of man on the Earth, the level of thinking that had existed in the period, which scientists refer to as the Stone Age. We believe it more likely that our ancestors lead complicated and wise life, rather than advocate the view that they lived in the "wild age". Having settled on the major part of Pravoberezhzhya (the Dnipro right-bank territories), trypillians were the first and the oldest grain-growers on our land. They grew almost all the grain-crops and cultivated crops known in Ukraine. They also were cattle-breeders.
 
  The Trypillian population of the Copper Age existed during the third, late period of the Neolithic Epoch.
  It means that is had to live through all three (Lower, Middle and Upper) phases of the Epoch. It had to endure socio-economic and ecological crises, that broke out at the turns between these periods. Such grandiose events had to be remembered and passed on from generation to generation.
One thing is obvious. The motifs related to the global cataclysm are well represented in the remains of the Trypillian society (themes of sculptures, patterns and the ornamentation technique itself).
 
  Those patterns include helical bodies of dragon serpents (often depicted next to different cosmic
  symbols) in thefirst place. There are also beaks of birds (sometimes clearly owls, hawks or crows) formed by the same helical compositions where circles and ovals become transformed into bird eyes. These mythical animals with canine (wolf's) maws, heavenly flying dogs (wolves) and defoliated trees; these figurines of women resting upon model thrones with dragon snakes twined around them are the motifs of the holy marriage. There was the symbol of the solar eclipse drawn on a piece of pottery was the sun that collided with the horns of the crescent moon also. Therefore, there are grounds to believe that part of the material pertaining to the Trypillian society as well as to other cultures of the Copper and Bronze Ages could have depicted the ancient concept of global cataclysm.
  One more amazing thing about Trypillya is that the fragments of the ancient Trypiltsi's cultural heritage jibed with the concepts of the India's Aryan tribes and had numerous direct parallels with the systems of knowledge of many ancient cultures from different parts of the planet: from the highland Altai to the Sonora desert in Mexico.
     
     
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  MORE THOUGHTS ON TRYPILLIAN CULTURE

Repeating the great Greek historian Herodotus, the well-known Slavic scholar academician Borys Rybakov called the Middle Prydniprovia region, the right bank of the ancient Borysphen from the annalistic rivers of Ros' and Tiasmyn to Kyiv, the GOLDEN KINGDOM. He maintains that the history of this triangle spans one and a half thousand years. In fact, our ancestors lived in this land since time out of mind... Thousands of books have been written about the Golden Kingdom. Thoughts of historians and those who love this land are sometimes disputable.
ACADEMICIAN B.RYBAKOV: "As it is known, the nucleus of the Rus state (which is termed "Kyivan Rus" in our nomenclature) had been a comparatively small region of Middle Prydniprovia - from Desna to Ros... Even a cursory glance at the ancient history of the Slavic world suggests that during two millennia, preceding the emergence of Kyivan Rus, Middle Prydniprovia had been the most developed and historically active region... The main nucleus of the "Russes' land" along Dnipro and Ros fits completely in the aura of our ancient motherland... People of Middle Prydniprovia built "sacred roads" to the Greek cities and put stone idols with cornucopias along these roads. Somewhere in the center of the golden kingdom on Dnipro there must be the main sanctuary of all farmers, where the sacred heavenly plow had been kept. Much can be clarified in the religious history of Kyivan Rus through addressing the ancient forebears of Rus... "
DMYTRO FEDORENKO, YURI HUZENKO: "Objectiveness requires that we study the historical and cultural treasures of the Ukraine's population not from the Scythian time and not from the Trypil's'ka and Cherniakhivska cultures and not according to the stereotypical tradition of several centuries to premise on the records of Kyivan Ukraine-Rus. We should start from the time when basic distinctive features of the Paleolithic and Neolithic people started to transform into certain particular characteristics of ancient Ukrainians. The most probable timeframe for the ancient Ukraine can be set between the seventh and the first millennia B.C. The antique Ukraine may be defined by the linguistic proximity and close relationships among the majority of tribes and ethnic groups as well as by mythological and demonological, folkloristic and ethno- pedagogical unity. There had been written records and several types of script, military units and large formations, religion and beliefs (polytheism), temples and other signs of the ancient statehood and culture of Ukrainians, who had been ahead of all known nations and cultures of that time..."

"... Since the third millennium B.C., on the territory of modern Ukraine the literacy had existed (there had been at least 9-10 alphabets). Among those there was the first in history vocal alphabet of ancient Ukrainians, that had emerged even before the Trypil's'ka Culture and later was imported to Finikia and Hellas. ...It is the civilization of the Neolithic Ukrainians, that founded the culture (literacy, language, even beliefs, as well as myths, legends, tales and epic poetry) of many civilizations of the world. ...Inscriptions of the Trypil's'ka Culture and Ukraine- Rus, decoded by the Ukrainian bibliographer and linguist Susloparov Mykola Zakharovych, proved that ancient Ukrainians of the Trypil's'ka Culture are our direct forebears."

MYTHOLOGY SCHOLAR J. CAMPBELL: "The fourth stage (30-10 thousand years B.C.) opens with the mythology of a naked goddess and the mythology of cave temples. The richest finds belonging to the first of the two turned up in Ukraine, though the area extends to the West of Pyrenees and East of the Baikal Lake. Therefore, Ukraine may be encircled as a mytho-genetic area... A very important sample of the earliest known swastika was found near Kyiv in Ukraine, in Mizyn. It was engraved on an ivory figurine of a flying bird. In the Buddhist art this symbol is associated with the spiritual Summer of Buddha..."

TRYPILLIA RESEARCHER, WRITER DOKIA HUMENNA (USA): "Ukraine had been the centre of vast spaces of Eurasia, where the myths, that became the momentum of mankind, emerged. They were based on the matriarchal communities that had lead settled life for tens of millennia. ...Population of the Trypil's'ka Culture age was very numerous. The Trypillian tribes populated the territory so densely, that their settlements stood 3-5 kilometres apart, and sometimes as little as half a kilometre. These peaceful tribes knew no strife between themselves and did not have any attack or defence weapons. Their settlements were situated on open places near streams or rivers. They protected themselves against predators by way of herding their domestic animals into their villages. During two (three?) thousand years of their warfare-free existence Trypillians created brilliant culture, that stood out against the background of the drab then Western Europe and swampy territories north of Ukraine. ...This mark of the Hyperborean Trypillia is forever engraved on the mentality of our people."
 

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