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Issyk Burial Mound.

Archeologic tours on ancient burial mounds of Kazakhstan.

The Issyk burial mound is аrchaeological discovery from the Scythian-Sacae period, indeed as one of the greatest finds of the XXth century. The burial mound dates back to the 4th century ВС. In 1969 -1970 а vault 60 metres in diameter and 6 metres high was discovered under the mound, with two burial chambers. The central chamber had been repeatedly plundered in ancient times, but the side-chamber, 15. metres south of the central one, was untouched.
The young man who lay buried there was а Sacae ruler; Kazakhstani archaeologists believe he was а representative of the ruling Great Kushan Empire.The Golden Warrior was dressed in an arrow-shaped headdress and chain-mail armour richly decorated with platelets. His belt and weapons were of pure gold. The costume consists of4,000 gold ornaments in the animal style typical craftsmen. The young warrior's ornamented funeral armour is priceless.
His dagger (akinak) is а masterpiece "animal" style, with 21 beasts worked on both gold-plated sides of the dagger. Replicas " Golden Man are on display at museums in Almaty and Astana.Issyk Burial Mound.Issyk Burial Mound.Issyk Burial Mound.Issyk Burial Mound.

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The guidebook across Kazakhstan. The edition of the ministry of tourism and sports.