10 июня 2013 14:46

Saka Princess tomb-chest

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The Saka Princess headgear and the stone altar are clearly seen to the left from the skull. Photo by Daniyar Bozov© The Saka Princess headgear and the stone altar are clearly seen to the left from the skull. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©


Archaeological works on the burial site of the "Saka Princess" have been completed in Urdzhar region of Eas-Kazakhstan oblast. The site is dated 4-3 century B.C. The burial site of the high-ranking young woman was discovered during reconstruction of Taskesken-Bakty road in Urdzhar region. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The burial site of the high-ranking young woman was discovered during reconstruction of Taskesken-Bakty road in Urdzhar region. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The burial site dated 4-3 century B.C. is located just a few yards from the road. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The burial site dated 4-3 century B.C. is located just a few yards from the road. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Archaeologist and painer Georgiy Peresvetov. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Archaeologist and painer Georgiy Peresvetov. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Head of the expedition Timur Smagulov (L). Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Head of the expedition Timur Smagulov (L). Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The tomb-chest of the princess was made of 6 stone slabs on the sides and two parts of the upper headstone. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The tomb-chest of the princess was made of 6 stone slabs on the sides and two parts of the upper headstone. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The slabs that covered the tomb. All the holes in the tomb-chest were sealed with clay. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The slabs that covered the tomb. All the holes in the tomb-chest were sealed with clay. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Everything that was found in the tomb was treated with antiseptic. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Everything that was found in the tomb was treated with antiseptic. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The steppe view. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The steppe view. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Famous restorer Krym Altynbekov will restore the clothing of the Saka Princess. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Famous restorer Krym Altynbekov will restore the clothing of the Saka Princess. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A beheaded skeleton without the right arm was discovered next to the tomb of the princess. The platform where the first sceleton was discovered. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A beheaded skeleton without the right arm was discovered next to the tomb of the princess. The platform where the first sceleton was discovered. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The site was protected by police all the time, as the local citizens showed interest in the discovery. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The site was protected by police all the time, as the local citizens showed interest in the discovery. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A field tent was erected over the tomb to let the experts work in any weather conditions. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A field tent was erected over the tomb to let the experts work in any weather conditions. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The archaeologists had to expand the hole to extract the tomb for further study. As a result, they discovered that sides of the tomb walls were laid with  boulders. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The archaeologists had to expand the hole to extract the tomb for further study. As a result, they discovered that sides of the tomb walls were laid with boulders. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Wooden and clay wares were discovered in the tomb. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Wooden and clay wares were discovered in the tomb. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The scientists also discovered sheep bones. According to them, by then the people already had the food distribution order based on social status, gender and age. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The scientists also discovered sheep bones. According to them, by then the people already had the food distribution order based on social status, gender and age. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A stone altar. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A stone altar. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A golden earring and a possible element of the headgear. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A golden earring and a possible element of the headgear. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The headgear was made of pure gold. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The headgear was made of pure gold. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

She was called Saka Princess because the headgear is similar to the one found with the Golden Man. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

She was called Saka Princess because the headgear is similar to the one found with the Golden Man. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Tarbagatai mountains. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Tarbagatai mountains. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Timur Smagulov and George Peresvetov discussing plans. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Timur Smagulov and George Peresvetov discussing plans. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The tomb was laid with rocks on the outside. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The tomb was laid with rocks on the outside. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

After thediscovery was registered and scetched, the tomb walls were dismantled. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

After thediscovery was registered and scetched, the tomb walls were dismantled. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The slabs were so heavy that they had to be triced. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The slabs were so heavy that they had to be triced. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The scientists moved the tomb-chest to a wooden plate. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The scientists moved the tomb-chest to a wooden plate. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A 40-ton crane helped extract the platform that was prepared for the transportation to Almaty. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

A 40-ton crane helped extract the platform that was prepared for the transportation to Almaty. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The main tomb (the Princess) was a little aside. This was possibly done to confuse tomb raiders. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The main tomb (the Princess) was a little aside. This was possibly done to confuse tomb raiders. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The slabs of the tomb-chest were trasferred to the local history museum. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

The slabs of the tomb-chest were trasferred to the local history museum. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

Photo by Daniyar Bozov©

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