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Archeologists found 'Golden man' in East Kazakhstan region

07 August, 10:55 274
Archeologists found 'Golden man' in East Kazakhstan region

The buried man was of a high social status that can be seen by his clothing, household items and a huge territory of settlement.  

 

In East Kazakhstan regional museum of local lore and history, well-known archeologist Zeinolla Samashev presented to Governor of the region Danial Akhmetov the unique findings of the central mound. According to anthropologists - the 'golden man' found was a man aged 17-18. The finding dates back to the 8th-7th centuries BC, BNews.kz reports with a reference to a press service of the Governor's Office of East Kazakhstan region.   

"Today, we have good news, prominent archeologist of the country Zeinolla Samashev made a unique discovery. A 'golden man' was found in the terriroty of Eleke sazy. And, it is certain, this is a great contribution to the treasury of our country. This great finding is another proof that in those times our ancestors had highly industrial culture and technique," said Danial Akhmetov. 

Credit: press service of Governor's Office of East Kazakhstan region 

The 'golden man' was after the death, it can be seen by percularities in the upper arm bones - the holes. The buried man was of a high social status, that can be seen by his clothing, household items and a huge territory of settlement. He also had a quiver fully covered with gold, dagger, hryvnya on the neck made of gold in the form of a hoop, The item is a distinction sign and demonstrates the status of the person. The shoes trimmed with the small golden beads. 

Credit: press service of Governor's Office of East Kazakhstan region 

The finding in the mound is of great interest following many aspects. Firstly, it is an intact mound of the early Saka period. Secondly, the bones and items are of good condition. According to Zeinolla Samashev, the culural and historical reconstruction will allow to define the entire life of the people of that period.   

A huge work on reconstruction is ahead, as well as on examining DNA, on museumification, on examining anthropological data. As of today, we can say that the buried man was mummified and there are unique signs: the symbol of eternity, the sun, movement," said Zeinolla Samashev.   

Credit: press service of Governor's Office of East Kazakhstan region 

We note that in order to conduct an in-depth examination of anthropology and bones, employees of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences were engaged. They have identified by the skeleton, that the biological age of the man is about 17-18 years old. The gender was identified by bones. He is a Europid young man with light features of the Mongoloid race, which is common for the population of that period. 

Credit: press service of Governor's Office of East Kazakhstan region 

At the same time, it should be added that this mound is being studied in East Kazakhstan region as part of the implementation of the three-year Programme for developemnt of scientific and research-oriented works in archeology. According to the Governor of the region, the funding of the programme will be continued, also in order to preserve the mounds, the territory of Tarbagatay will be shielded.  

Credit: press service of Governor's Office of East Kazakhstan region 

Credit: press service of Governor's Office of East Kazakhstan region 

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