Cart Ruts (cart tracks) or the old roads of a very old mode of transportation can be found in the Phrygia Valley in Turkey.
People suggest that these are vehicle tracks made by Phrygian carts (wheeled or sleds) or chariots. Alexander Koltypin has controversially suggested vehicles but made millions of years ago.
The website article about the ancient road tracks that Dr Alexander Koltypin has written his investigation is in Russian on his dopotopa.com – Earth before the flood (?) – website, but his youtube video below is in English.
Koltypin and especially Andrey Kuznetsov seem to have finally found evidence that these strange grooves (in Turkey anyway) in the limestone rock were made by man. You can find more stuff including links to Koltypin’s articles and photographs near the bottom of this page.
Some of the geology features seem similar to Maltas Cart Ruts locations – hard limestone rock and strange geology shapes like mini craters.
These Turkish Cart Ruts are not the only ones found around the world other than on the Maltese islands.
Turkey Cart Ruts similar to Malta’s Cart Tracks?
These Mediterranean Cart Ruts have areas that look similar to the Cart Ruts on the islands of Malta and Gozo, especially at Clapham Junction.
Turkey’s Cart Ruts appear to have similarity to Malta’s Cart Ruts. The Phrygia Valley Cart Ruts have the variety that the Maltese Cart Ruts do:
- Wide tracks that are fairly shallow
- Some smaller narrower pairs of tracks
- Junctions where pairs connect and cross
- Crazy Clapham Junction areas where the tracks meander and cross in ways that make no logical sense.
- The solid V wedge shape where Cart Ruts join at a shallower angle
- Seem to be on a higher plateu/level or rock and the Turkish Cart Tracks go down to the lower ground level
Dr Alexander Koltypin’s articles and theories
There is a English version of his website (earthbeforeflood.com – Earth before flood –) but a lot of the articles, especially the Phrygian Cart Ruts are not translated.
CartRutsMalta article on seemingly visual proof through photographs that the Phrygian road way was made by the actions of man.
Koltypin has interpreted the mystery ruts in the rock in the Yazılıkaya plateau area, Central Anatolia, Turkey, as ancient vehicle (car?) or sledge tracks. Geologist Koltypin does suggest that the geology evidence shows the possible ancient roadways to have been made millions of years ago.
Koltypin’s website and ideas are certainly on the fringe with his interpretation of history but if he is correct, wrong or partly right on certain subjects is up for you to decide.
What this site will say is that these grooves in the limestone rock and the surrounding geology are remarkably similar looking to the cart ruts areas you find in Malta, Gozo and other parts of the world. This could suggest that they were made with the same sort of technology or knowledge, or that the environmental conditions were similar?
The standard dating theory is that these sites are a few thousand years old, as that seems to tie in with local civilisations. But are they more ancient than that?
Here is a list of the geologist Doctor Alexander Koltypin website articles about the Phrygian tracks that I can find. It is difficult as his original articles were in Russian and you have to use a translation. These Google translated titles have been used.
- Roads Neogene time (Phrygian Valley, Turkey)
- Highways Neogene time in Central Turkey
- Neogene surface alignment Phrygian Valley (Turkey)
- Roads Neogene time (Phrygian Valley, Turkey). Secondary changes ruts
- Roads Neogene time (Phrygian Valley, Turkey). Overlapping ruts Quaternary deposits
- Roads Neogene time (Phrygian Valley, Turkey). Tracks close-up
- Roads Neogene time (Phrygian Valley, Turkey). The recesses and prints near the ruts
- Neogene surface alignment Phrygian Valley (Turkey). Continued
Update 23/08/2015 – latest Dr Alexander Koltypin quotes
Dr Alexander Koltypin has been quoted in a few website articles about the Turkish cart tracks in the Phrygian valley. Some of Koltypin’s English translated quotes about the Phrygian cart ruts are below.
Koltypin says, ‘As a geologist, I can certainly tell you that unknown antediluvian all-terrain vehicles drove around Central Turkey some 12-to-14 million years ago.’
Koltypin believes that the markings were left by another, non-human race – and claims that other archaeologists won’t investigate because it will ‘ruin all their classic theories’.
‘We can suppose that ancient vehicles on wheels were drove on soft soil, maybe a wet surface.’
‘Because of their weight the ruts were so deep. And later these ruts – and all the surface around – just petrified and secured all the evidence.
‘All these rocky fields were covered with the ruts left some millions of years ago….we are not talking about human beings. We are dealing with some kind of cars or all-terrain vehicles’
Stone ‘Tank Tracks’ Were Made By Vehicles 14 Million Years Ago, Geologist Claims (Yahoo News)
“As a geologist, I can certainly tell you that unknown antediluvian all-terrain vehicles drove around Central Turkey some 12-14 million years ago,” Koltypin said. “I think we are seeing the signs of the civilisation which existed before the classic creation of this world. Maybe the creatures of that pre-civilisation were not like modern human beings.”
Ancient alien civilisation didn’t drive giant all-terrain cars across Turkey’s Phrygia Valley (International Business Times)