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Swastika-depicting vessels discovered in Kazakhstan

02 august 2014, 13:00
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Swastika on an ancient bowl found during excavations in Eastern Europe. Photo courtesy of slavianin.ru
Swastika on an ancient bowl found during excavations in Eastern Europe. Photo courtesy of slavianin.ru

Bronze Age vessels depicting swastika have been excavated by archaeologists in Kazakhstan.

The unique discovery was made near the village Kenetkol at Koshkarbai burial in Akmola Oblast, Tengrinews reports citing Express K.

"Fragments of three vessels with symbolic images of the sun and parts of the world, characteristic for Aryan [Indo-Iranian] tribes of the Andronovo culture have been discovered at a depth of 45 cm," Serik Iskakov, senior fellow at the Center for Protection of Cultural Heritage, said.

The Andronovo culture is a common name given to the group of close archaeological cultures of the Bronze Age, which existed 17-9 centuries BC in Western Siberia, western part of Central Asia and South Ural.

Iskakov explained that the symbol that is now mostly associated with fascism because it was used by Nazi Germany, was in fact far more ancient and its origin had noting to do with fascism. 

The symbol was much older and was used by many cultures, including Ancient Greeks, Old Slavs, and inhabitants of South-East Asia. Some nations use this symbol to this day, for example, in India and Nepal.

You can see the photos of the vessels discovered in Kazakhstan here.

By Dinara Urazova
 


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