Metal Detecting In Siberia - Adventurous Trip To Manzurka (Story 9)
Locating a Second Metal Detecting Site
The size of the settlement, now almost deserted, and the presence of abandoned farm machinery scattered around gave us a notion that this place used to be a prosperous collective farm during the Soviet era.
The main drag lead us to the old water pump-house which was still in use by the villagers.
Just in case, we filled all empty plastic containers with fresh cold water. To Run the Water, Rudolf pulled an Iron Hook Hunging Out of the Wall.
Before we finished our "water" project, a few local buryat guys arrived in a small lorry. They spotted our "Cruiser" cruising through the village, and they were curious about the purpose of our visit. After Rudolf explained what we were looking for, any old ruins, old foundations, or ghost villages, they got excited and volunteered to lead us to the location of two large ghost villages, situated next to each other, that used to have 150 homesteads each. We gladly accepted their offer and followed their truck struggling through the mud for five miles.
Wild Horses Crossing Our Path
At the Location
A Manor-house Stood Here
An Elderly Local Explains the Village Boundaries