Monday 30 October 2023

The Golden Man

The "Golden Man" is a Kazakhstani warrior costume that dates to about 400 BC. It is believed to have been worn by an extremely high status Scythian Prince who was killed in battle. Found in 1969 in a tomb about 60km east of Almaty, near Yesik, it is made out of more than 4,000 gold pieces, many finely worked with animal motifs. There were two burials. One burial site had been robbed in antiquity but the side grave was undisturbed. The richness of the burial led the skeleton to be dubbed the 'Golden Man' and being adopted as one of the symbols of modern Kazakhstan. His well preserved body was reburied in 2019.
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