Are these ringing rocks (also known as sonorous rocks or lithophonic stones) natural geology that produces musical rocks, are they from a meteorite or were they formed during an Electric Universe geology event?
What sort of musical sounds do ithophones (rock or idiophonic instruments) make and why are they a natural instrument?
Did these ringing stones create or inspire mythology and/or plasma mythology in China and Mongolia?
Singing Stones or Tears of Allah?
Until now, those singing stones have in fact fooled people. Most Altai inhabitants are convinced that these are real meteors, which are lineally distributed, like mysterious crop circles, according to the grassland legends. If they are not 'natural' the question is then where they come from?
In the eyes of the Altai Kazaks, the meteor is also considered to be the “tears of Allah”. Therefore, if someone touches sacred stones improperly they will be cursed. Because of this religious tradition, the treasures in Altai have been preserved very well.
Recently, human shaped prairie statues carved out of the black stones are getting attention from groups of archaeologists. The link between the statues and tombs indicates that groups of tombs are located nearby the statues. All of the ruins are scattered inside the territory of Qiemuerqieke within an area of 43.7 square kilometers. Naturally the area is protected as a cultural relic by the state.
Since 1949, archaeologists in China have been carrying out a series of digging operations north of Xinjiang grassland, which has been under the archaeological horizon a long time. The further the research goes, the more questions are asked regarding what this will bring, and how we can define the tomb culture mixed with many ancient minorities. Nevertheless, there is an assumption that these tombs belonged to the Turkic people, but archaeologists still need to verify this.
Towards the end of 1963, a team of experts participated in an excavation of 32 ancient tombs, which are widely distributed in Qiemuerqieke. Later on, the cultural connotation of the coffins around the Junggar basin was revealed during the beginning of the excavation. During the excavation, it was proved that the age of tomes stretched across the Bronze Age to the Han Wei dynasty. During this period, the northern nomads, such as the Huns, Turkics and Rourans had tight and complex connections to the tombs. Obviously, these ancient tombs do not all come from the Turkic; they could be the result of more than one ancient culture. In addition, immolation was surprisingly discovered in several of the tombs. This phenomenon tells us one thing: even the nomads living in the grasslands had brutal rituals.