Unique artifacts are found in Aktobe and Kyzylorda regions
Residents of Aktobe region found ceramic jugs, bracelets, sickles and other tools used by people 2,000 years ago. Scientists are confident that the finds in Yrgyz district refer to the period of the Andronovo culture. One of the burials was surrounded by stones, while the other was covered with sand. Now archaeologists have to conduct an anthropological study of the bones of the buried.
“We think that this historic monument refers to the Bronze era, meaning 1,500-2,000 years BC. Damaged pottery was found, it will be restored. All this research work will become the basis for scientific articles. When it will be clear to what period the finds refer to, they will be sent to a museum,” said Meiram Duisengali, director of a local history museum.
Meanwhile, archaeological excavations of Asanas city in Kyzylorda region continue. The medieval object is one of the model monuments of the Golden Horde era. The work here will keep going for several more years. This historical and cultural monument is incorporated in the regional list of holy places. It is located 48 kilometers from Kyzylorda city. As soon as the archaeologists finish, important objects will be conserved, and all finds will be sent to the funds of the region's museums.
“First of all, the attention was drawn to the ancient city’s monuments. Exploration work was carried out on the irrigation system and a topographic survey was prepared. At the moment, excavations are conducted in residential buildings and structures of protective walls and gates,” reported the “Archaeology and ethnography” research center.
Asanas once was one of the major cities of economic, trade and territorial importance. It was located along the Great Silk Road. According to written sources, residents of Asanas have been known since the Mongol invasion. As a result of the attack, the city was destroyed, and most of its citizens died during the resistance.
“Asanas, like other cities along the Yrgyz River, was soon rebuilt and existed until 14-15th centuries. In 1899, a Russian scientist Kallaur discovered the city, and during the Soviet rule, the Khorezm archaeological expedition carried out the first research. This year the excavations were first explored,” scientists noted.