A special program for the effective study of the archaeological sites was developed in the Aktobe region. All ancient monuments were destroyed as a result of human activities. People started to dig mounds as early as the end of the last century. The territory, which was inhabited by Kazakh ancestors many thousands of years ago, now belongs to farmers. The initial appearance of many discoveries have greatly suffered. This program aims to explore the historical monuments.

 

Viktor AMELIN, JUNIOR RESEARCHER, REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM:
We have studied the construction of mound, covered by the wooden ceiling. Everything was recorded, we will continue to go down.

 

Experienced historian Arman Bisembayev and about 30 team members settled in 50 kilometers away from Aktobe. This cemetery dates back to the early Iron Age 2,500 years ago. One of the graves belongs to a woman with a table for ceremonies, bronze mirror, stones and beads. Experts suppose that a woman was a priestess living in the period of the Golden Man. One can see animal bones, and other attributes for the afterlife near the grave.

 

Arman BISEMBAYEV, SCIENTIST, SECRETARY, REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM: 

This rampart is a sacred space we managed to fully preserve. Sequence of funerary rituals can be traced here. The graves include household items, weapons, ornaments and religious items. Here is a stone altar of a magnificent performance. These places reveal a wide variety of aspects of the life of ordinary people of the past.

 

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The team spent almost one month in the desert in difficult field conditions. And all this was done to trace the features of a funeral ceremony. The collected data will be used for theses, dissertations and reports.

 

 

 

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