So maybe we have found an unknown Saka settlement on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, which later grew into the capital Usuns? The question followed questions som, the mystery behind a mystery. So they went, and later, when we touched the medieval villages submerged.
The scientific search for a real or mythical Chigu have a clearly defined start date. In the heat ly evening of June 14, 1857 a young Russian scientist-pu teshestvennik, who arrived from the distant St. Peter burg in Issyk-Kul lake in search of clues of the origin Tien Shan mountains, stood on the promontory of Kara-Bulun, a watershed and Tup Jergalan rivers, and peered into the dimpling mirror of the bay in a futile attempt to lu chah setting sun to see the collapse of the bizarre HN underwater palace. Surrounding its local tar Giza through an interpreter told him that it was here that they were getting a brick from the bottom of the lake for their mausoleums - gumbez that it is here on the Cape decompositions Sheva waves from time to time, thrown on shore antiques - "gifts of the lake." Shortly before this, for example, there were found "very ancient tions in form and decoration of large size med HYDRATED pot and a few brass instruments," which scientists HYDRATED tentatively dated the Bronze Age.
The scientist is not only engaged in the collection are strictly scientific facts. He listened attentively to the Kyrgyz legends about how the lake was formed, why it is warm and salt Noah, tales of winged horses - tulpars about hrab rum brave and beautiful-peri, Khan of ill linymi with wasps and ears "bicornuate Iskander" - so in the East stream called Alexander of Macedon.