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New Archeological discoveries in Akmola region

Saturday 9 July 2011

KAZAKHSTAN (Caspionet) – Archaeologists from the Gumilyov Eurasian National University have found a mound, presumably dating back to the Iron age.

The tomb of Sarmatian warrior is located near the village of Aidarly in the Akmola region. In the mound, archeologists also found arrowheads, knives, an iron belt badge, ceramic vessels and the bones of sacrificial animals.

Sergazy Saken, the archeological expedition chief said:

The body of the middle-class warrior is place with its head towards the south which is peculiar for Sarmatians and dates back to 3rd or 4th centuries BC. The artifacts found in the tomb were placed near the body with two vessels near the head and one vessel near the feet. Here, you can see the peculiarities of the grave artifacts. On the left, you can see earrings but in that time, they were wearing earrings in ears.

The expedition carried out excavations in the village of Kenetkol. Under a layer of earth, archeologists found a dwelling, dating back to the Bronze age. Inside, they were found fragments of clay pots of the 14th or the 13th centuries BC. Experts believe the findings belong to the Alakol culture. Archaeological expeditions have been working in the Akmola region for two years now and a monograph is to be published as a result of its work.

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