New discoveries of Kazakh archaeologists: Kazakhstan’s trade relations with China and Byzantium
Archaeologists from Kazakhstan found new amazing discoveries. They conducted research on the territory of Atyrau region, where those ancient tribes who lived during Sarmatians era had well-established trade and economic relations with several countries. One of the latest excavations in this region was carried out on the territory of an ancient mound complex this summer, where archaeologists found about 560 ancient artifacts, including 96 unique golden items. The scientists’ special attention drew women’s silver jewelry, metal scissors and glass jar. High quality of these items showed that the best jewelers and potters at that time lived on the territory of the Northern Caspian Sea.
“All of these make clear that people had a high level of development at that time. In addition, those things that were found at the bottom of the mound at the depth of more than one meter, such as gold jewelry of the Sarmatians and previously unseen glass samples give reason to believe that trade relations with Byzantium and China were established at that time,” said Yerlan Tlekkabyl, researcher of the Local History Museum of Atyrau Region.
Meanwhile, archaeologists in Akmola region discovered 22 historical monuments, most of which belong to the era of the early Iron Age. Experts noted that the artifacts indicate that livestock culture flourished on the territory of Atbasar district at that time. New finds are located in pasture areas, some of them remained under water, so rescue operations are planned for next year. Over a hundred historical monuments have already been explored in Atbasar district.