Unique discovery: archaeologists found a Bronze Age steppe pyramid in Kazakhstan

Since 2014, scientists of the Archaeological and Ethnological Department of the History Faculty of the Eurasian National University have been conducting archaeological excavations at the Kyrykungir complex monument near the village of Toktamys in the Abay district of the Abay region.

As a result of conducted researches with participation of students and masters of ENU the large-scale steppe pyramid of the early II millennium BC, that is four thousand years ago, in the Bronze Age, such pyramids were not found earlier in the Eurasian steppe.

“The steppe pyramid is built with great precision, it has a hexagonal shape. Between each face there are thirteen meters and eight rows of stones. It is a very complex compound structure with several circles inside.

The outer walls of this structure are decorated with images of various animals, especially horses. Pottery, gold earrings and other ornaments were found in the excavations, indicating that this place was a center of culture in ancient times.

This means that even then, the cult of the horse was extremely high, as evidenced by the findings of horse bones around the stone structure. There are also images of camels”, – said Ulan Umitkaliev, historian, head of the department of archeology and ethnology of ENU.

Currently, all these studies are conducted jointly with foreign scientists.

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