miércoles, 5 de agosto de 2015

Russian archaeologists find ancient burial site in Mongolia

Scholars from the Altai State University (Russia) have found an ancient burial site while conducting excavations in the mountain valley of the Mongolian rural municipality of Bayan-Ölgii. Archaeologists said that the discovery is unique for the region, according to the Montsame National News Agency.

Works in Mongolia are held along with researchers from China and Mongolia. Scholars study the Early Bronze Age objects found during the Altai's expedition last year, including the burial site which is preliminarily aged the 3rd millennium BC. For over two months, the archaeologists have been cleaning the stone construction area of 1,200 square meters.

The barrow has a difficult structure with fences and large plates. Temple of the burial site corresponds to the ancient canons as it is located in the east. There are a ritual altar and other buildings. One can see the images of warriors with spears, hunting scenes, animals on the plates.

The archaeologists claim that no similar sites have been ever found in the mountains of Mongolian Altai. akipress.com/

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