IN SEARCH OF ARTIFACTS
There are more than 2,000 archeological monuments in Akmola region. The Historical and Cultural Heritage Protection Center discovers more artifacts every year. Previously, experts had discovered female bronze ornaments and rare ceramic vessels.
ZHANGELDY YESLYAM, STUDENT:
- It’s a shock and incredible experience for me as a student to find the Andronovo culture of the Bronze Age. I came here on the 19th and we have dug for more than two weeks. Our land is rich not only for grain and bread, our ancestors had a very rich history.
Bronze bracelet and beads that turned green are still well preserved. The researchers found the remains of a man in an embryo pose and an ancient pitcher which has a shape atypical for the Bronze Age.
KUANYSH SHAKSHAKOV, DIRECTOR, HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION CENTER:
- The ornament on this vessel is made with a comb stamp, with the method of drawing and the receding rod. What does this mean? This symbolizes the Bronze Age writing, 4,000 years ago.
The ancient archeological artifacts that were found in the region in recent months would be enough to open a small museum. Archaeologists conducted excavations on five mounds in the Valley of the Dead which is in the Keneotkel tract. In three of the mounds, the archaeologists found remains of people including a warrior in armor as well as gold and silver ornaments.