Monday, 4 July 2022

Ancient Gold of Kazakhstan - 'Golden Man' of Saka

A discovery from the Yeleke Sazy burial mound in 2019 was male and about 18, dressed in gold. The finds date to the 7th or 8th century BC.
The garments and boots of the young man were embroidered with gold beads. There was a 1 kg gold torc on his neck. The finds are from the Tarbagatai district, East Kazakhstan.
He had a golden dagger and a golden quiver.
The gold jewelry and items bear evidence of cutting-edge technology. People of that time had developed metallurgical expertise; mining, ore concentration, and smelting.
Discovered in the burial of Alike Sazy were arrow tips made of bronze.

The artifacts are extremely well preserved and still remain sharp.
Grave of princess of Ukok
The arrows were likely used for ritual purposes or as grave goods as they would be extremely valuable.