Monday, June 29, 2015

Bulky Boulder

Russia RU-893876 received 04-30-2012

Sent by: Vvalerii
From: Zelenograd, Russia
ID number: RU-893876
Notes: This is a dolmen, a single-chambered megalithic (a structure constructed using a large stone) tomb. There are more than 3,000 dolmens in the Northwest Caucasus region of Russia, and more are discovered in the mountains every year.  You'll notice that the Sochi Olympics logo appears on the card, but I can't fathom the reason why, other then the fact that Sochi is also located in the Caucasus region.  The stamp on the back of the card features the same dolmen, and also has the Sochi Olympics logo.

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