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Taldy II (burial mounds, burial ground)

Mounds of the Karaganda region -

Ancient burials, burial mounds, burial grounds in Kazakhstan -

Taldy II is a group of mounds in the Karaganda region, belong to the early Iron Age, there is also a dating of the V-VI century BC. They are considered to be ancient royal burials of the Tasmolin culture. The rulers of ancient times were buried here, after the excavations carried out here, the mounds became famous for the fact that very beautiful gold jewelry was found here. This mound has been robbed more than once, so it is possible that many jewels have been lost forever.

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Talda II burial mounds are located in the Karaganda region, Karkaraly district, Kazakhstan. 300 km from the city of Karaganda, 1.5 km from the village of Amanzhol (Taldy), 44 km from the city of Karkaralinsk.

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Burial mounds, Taldy II has 7 mounds, the mounds are quite high, the height of the largest central mound is 3.5 meters, the diameter is 65 meters. These mounds are considered the second burial place of the golden man after the mounds where the golden man was found in the Almaty region in the Turgen gorge. In 2009, the Institute of Archaeology conducted research and excavations on the mounds. Gold ornaments of the Saka period made in the animal style traditional for that time were found in the mounds. In total, over 1,500 gold items were found. Archaeologists working at the site said that they had discovered two ancient passages that were made to plunder the burial. Later, they discovered a human skeleton, from which, according to the researchers' assumptions, all the gold jewelry was torn off. The chief archaeologist under whose leadership the excavations and research were conducted is the archaeologist Arman Beisenov.

Taldy II ancient burial mounds of the Saka period in the Karaganda region


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