Specific historical facts, archaeological findings can not be ignored. They should be told. Ancestors of the Kyrgyz people, cos uemployers and residents of the settlements now underwater, do not remainWilly written evidence. Therefore, over time past in people's memory erased,deformed transformation in historical legends, myths and narration inki. "Kyrgyzstan - wrote V. Barthold, - firmly persuadingDena that the lake had never been, and in its place was anSchirn city. "
In Soviet times, great research work on the Issyk-Kul in the 20s had a native of Kyrgyzstan, later known scientist-orientalist PP Ivanov. He was the first person with knowledge of the case, proprofessionally approached the study of the underwater secrets of the Issyk-Kul. Surveyed by boat coastal aquatory of the lake, PP Ivanov registered underwater ruins of settlements in the area of Chon-Koisu, Tyup Bay and Koi-Sary. The scientist took them to a single timeor the belief that the remains of the medieval monuments Cove. Ivanov took off on the plan of a broad continental shelf in the tract Jong-Koisu, located inflicted on her underwater ruins: lined with brick and stone walls, wooden floors, identified them with overlappingtiyami underground structures, stone vymostki-like streets or floors of buildings, grindstones, fragments pottery, bone, etc.
It should be noted that none of the researchers, including PP Ivanov did not even raise the question of the presence of underwaterence of remnants of ancient settlements -first of the second millennium BC or AD.Do not put, but raised from the lake bottom items, particularlybut the bronze ware, were clearly of an earlier, not the medieval times. All were like zagipnotizi Rowan Middle Ages (which, incidentally, were all Considerations) and did not attempt a differentiated approach to the analysis of findings from the Issyk-Kul.