Scythian burial unearthed in South Kazakhstan
|Archaeologists excavating a Scythian grave in Kazakhstan [Credit: Eurasianet]|
Scientists say that two people were buried here. However, one of the skeletons has not been preserved as the bones of presumably a man were strewn by robbers. Another skeleton belongs to a woman, most likely a slave. According to scientists, it is no accident that a board and a jug were buried next to the remains.
"When we opened the second burial, we found a lot of pottery fragments and sigs that they were richly buried and there was a gold foil that robbers left behind. This find will now be on display at the museum and we will open a new page in the relations of our ancestors to Europe," said Bauyrzhan Baitanayev, Director of A. Margulan Institute of Archeology.
Scientists revealed only 4 out of 8 burial mounds for the time being. Archaeologists hope that the most sensational discoveries are still ahead. Works will continue in the area for another two years.
Source: Kazakhstan Today [October 03, 2012]