They find an intact Sarmatian burial

They find an intact Sarmatian burial


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In the last month, a team of archaeologists are excavating a small hill in the Filippovka cemetery in the Russian Orenburg region, located southeast of the Urals, and found totally intact a nomadic burial of the Sarmatian people, a Persian people, ancestors of the current Iranians, who lived in that area of ​​the Urals from 500 BC. until 400 AD

The cemetery has 29 burial mounds known as kurgansMost of them have been excavated by different archaeologists since 1980. They are still working in this area and have found important objects of the daily life of the Sarmatians such as: some hunting tools, some household goods ...

Mound 1, aka Tsar TumulusThis is how archaeologists know the mound where the most recent discovery was excavated in 1986. The surprise was enormous, as a large collection of jewels, glassware, weapons and 26 stylized pieces of wood covered in gold were found. This is an authentic treasure of the Sarmatian culture and gives historians and archaeologists new knowledge about the nomads of the Iron Age and see what the daily life of this people was like.

This summer, the archaeological team, from the Institute of Archeology of Sciences of the Russian Academy, has returned to Mound 1 a explore the eastern section that the team had overlooked. They have no expectations of discovering new objects and pieces. The team wanted to see how best to defend against conservation threats.

The team this second time, found stone palettes, golden needles, bone spoons and decorated feathers, some wooden bowls with gold handles shaped like bears, gold rings, a decorated glass container of Persian manufacture…. Total, more than 1,000 artifacts were found in this burial.

Once artifacts are fully cleaned and analyzed, preserved, cataloged and studied, they will go on display in a Orenburg museum.

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