Found Bronze Age graves of giants

05.08.2012

Archaeologists in the Aktobe region explore the unique archaeological site that is unique: they found two-meter burial of people who lived in the Bronze Age.


There are many mounds. Kumsai monument, which is about 4290 years old, can be attributed to the unique archaeological sites and to name the largest in Eurasia monument pit culture.

The name itself suggests that in this period, people began to bury the dead in pits under mounds. "This area is called Kyryk both, translated from Kazakh as" forty graves "," — says scientist sarmatolog Aslan Mamedov. On Kumsai about 164 mounds. Excavation director leads the Aktobe regional center of history, ethnography and archeology Arman Bisembayev.

"In fact, there were more mounds — some two hundred, — says the candidate of historical sciences, archaeologist Talgat Mamirov. — But over time, they were destroyed. Several mounds destroyed nature — melt water, rivers and ravines. Besides, the red sand mined here for brick-and- unknowingly deposited mounds harm.

The third blow to Kumsai was the construction of the road Wil — Aktobe, when the center of the burial ground was made a big trench. We were able to study until six mounds, under which discovered about forty graves. "

 

 


Barrows

 



royal burial mounds

The cemetery Segizsay located 10 km away from the GMSC, it belongs to the era of the early Iron Age — about 2,300 — 2,400 years ago. He also scored a number of unique finds. For a long time scientists could not understand how the early nomads managed to dig up the graves of such large — up to three meters deep. And then, in one of the tombs found a bone shovel.

"This gem of a place in the Hermitage or the Louvre" — sure archaeologist Steppe Institute of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Bogdanov. Representatives of the pit culture were strong men, one taller than 180 centimeters. However popodat are those whose height exceeds two meters. "Two years ago, here in Kumsai, we have unearthed burial of a man who impressed us with its grandeur — says Aslan Mamedov.
— It was two feet tall, huge bones, eyebrows, like Valuev and his jaw, like a Terminator. It is worth noting that women since the early Iron Age were not inferior to men in combat skills. One example of this — arrows and spears that archaeologists often found in women's graves. These attributes were worthy only of these warriors.

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