In Aktobe region were found the remains of the soldiers Sarmatian period with full arms. The growth discovered in the Kazakh mounds of skeletons reaches 2 meters. According to archaeologist akan Angarola, the find was discovered in the Kobda district, Aktobe region, which is a major architectural monument-burial, earth mound with a diameter of 50 meters and a two-storey house.
According to preliminary estimates of scientists, these graves were erected a few hundred years after the construction of the main monument. Both warriors were buried in full armor, when they were discovered bows and full quivers of arrows (though preserved only traces of bows), from stabbing weapons – spears with iron tips, cutting – swords and daggers. However, the mysteries of the mound has not ended – on the edge of the pit, primary burial in the center of the mound was found a grave of the third warrior with a full quiver of bronze arrowheads which archaeologists have 184 pieces.
But local archaeologists completed excavations of a burial ground of the early iron age. The expedition was organized by the regional local history Museum, and, according to his staff, priority was given, according to the long-term programme, the monuments at greatest destruction. Sensation and then not have to wait long – the findings were the same age as the “Golden warrior”, and the expedition secretly held under the motto “rescue”. First attracted equipment, it had to open the large mound, which revealed all the characteristic features and peculiarities of the funeral rite, including the specific shaft of sacred space from continental clay.
Then archaeologists began digging by hand, but most of all we had to literally grope with his hands, good depth of burial ranged from a half to three meters. Mostly found items belonged to the standard set of ritual paraphernalia of the Sarmatians – household items, jewelry, pottery, and certainly the weapons. Jewelry, small spinning wheel and a mirror was discovered in a separate tomb. On the right side were placed the remains of a small animal, most likely, it was sacrificed. Spared the sacrificial animals and for members of the nobility in their graves have been found several remains of such carcasses.
The land around Aktobe has always been famous for its ancient burial mounds. That according to the preliminary results of the current expedition, the number of objects of archaeological interest in each district of the region, according to scientists, are still in the thousands. It and places of worship of antiquity, and private Parking lots, and mounds, and, of course, burial grounds.
That’s just the economic activities of gas, oil, road and similar companies with each passing day causes more irreparable damage to the archaeological heritage. Probably, therefore, have been preserved miraculously another archaeological monument kumsai that was discovered in Wilsom district of Aktobe region. There, according to senior researcher of the regional center of history, Ethnography and archeology Department of culture of Aktobe region, candidate of historical Sciences Talgat Mamyrova, found the skeletons of two-meter men.
This is not the limit discovery because of “the number of mounds, and there are more than 160, kumsi is a unique burial ground, which has no analogues in Eurasia,” he says admiringly. The very same monument to 4.3 thousand years, he refers to the Yamna culture, the time of transition from the stone age to the bronze age. The bearers of this culture came to the territory of today’s Aktobe region of the Caucasus. This, according to the scientist, above all indicate the burial rites.
In a mound buried under 17 congeners or close relatives. If this number be multiplied by 160 mounds, it turns out, this place is buried nearly a thousand people. So there was quite a large settlement. Or it housed the cult cemetery, which could bring the dead to the ancestral family burial place. In this case, people could live in the area of Huila at different distances, – shared his opinion of the archaeologist.
But more curious – all buried was tall and very large people and could even leave some gene pool, as assimilated with the local population. However, the burial consists of more than four thousand years, and during that time much water has flowed, and the population was left in place – there are constantly people lived, starting literally, according to experts, since the stone age.
Meanwhile, resumed excavations of ancient burial mounds and in Atyrau region, which has always had a reputation in Kazakhstan archaeological Klondike. There, after a long break, archaeologists found an ancient burial in Inder district. And not even a burial, but a real treasure – silver jewellery and gold jewellery. It is no coincidence that the region is not inferior to Aktobe on attributes found in the Atyrau region recorded more than a hundred ancient mounds of the era of the Sarmatians, at least a dozen of them, judging by their height and the opinion of experts, may be the tombs of the kings.