The Kazakhstan government recently announced a very exciting archaeological find in a remote mountainous area of the country.
The find is considered to be one of the most important in relation to the ancient Saka people and culture and 1 of the most significant in the history of Kazakhstan.
This treasure is expected to yield important insights in the lives of the once mighty Saka people.
Archaeologists working in the remote Tarbagatai Mountains of northeastern Kazakhstan unearthed 3,000 Gold and precious metals objects and jewelry pieces that are presumed to date back almost 800 years before the birth of Christ.
The treasure, found at the ‘Yeleke Sazy’ burial site, likely belonged to a noble family of the Saka people who ruled throughout Central Asia 2,800 years ago and were a nomadic sub-group of the great Scythian people.
According to the local media, the research team led by historian Zeinolla Samashev were extremely impressed by the level of technological development in Gold jewelry production that the treasure pieces represent andshowcase.
The burial items (pictured above) that accompanied 2 bodies included bell-shaped earrings, Gold plates, chains, necklaces with precious stones, exquisitely crafted animals and Golden beads that were used to decorate the elaborate clothing of the Saka noble people.
The Saka were a nomadic people who spoke an Iranian language and were a sub-group of the great Scythian group who dominated the Eurasian Step for centuries. The Saka core area was in Central Asia and from here they expanded into Iran, India and Central Asia. They were renowned for their horsemanship and their metal work. The Saka were 1st recorded in the 9 th Century BC and were a major military power. But, they faded from the pages of history over time, but archaeologists have been rediscovering their culture and history in the 20th Century
The archaeologists continue to excavate the region because they presume there are close to 200 burial mounds on the Eleke Sazy plateau.
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