Bronze Age “mausoleum” in Kazakhstan unearthed

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan unearthed an architectural structure dated to the Bronze Age that contains a series of five, gradually rising towards centre, walls. The remains are said to be 3000 years old.

The excavation site (by Live Science)
The excavation site (by Live Science)

The structure is made of stone, dirt and coated by slabs on the outer side and about 2 metres high and measures about 15 by 14 metres. It includes a burial chamber which was robbed, but the archaeologists discovered also a number of graves in the vicinity which were equipped with pottery, a knife and bronze objects. The structure was probably built to hold the remains of a great Bronze Age clan leader. The excavations are being led by experts from Saryarka Archaeological Institute at Karaganda State University in Kazakhstan. Further investigation into the structure and analyses of the finds await.

Pottery found on the site (by Live Science)
Pottery found on the site (by Live Science)

(after Live Science)

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