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Unique jewelry of coal discovered at Yenisei river banks

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Unique jewelry of coal discovered at Yenisei river banks


ks-yanao.ruArchaeologists working at the banks of Yenisei in Tuva found jewelry of nomads living the second – the first centuries BC on these territories, TASS informs.

According to the head of expedition Marina Kilunovskya the excavations were conducted at the territories flooded due to activities of Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station.

She mentioned that many burial sites were found at the burial ground Ala-Tei belonging to Hunnu nomad people. The scientists managed to discover some items. In particular, it is beautiful and richly decorated belt buckles. The belt was considered to be the main attribute of the nomads. It was always generously decorated with many buckles. Majority of them were made of bronze, but some of them were made of coal. They were decorated with carvings of wild animals or dragons, horses and snakes. Some of them contain pieces of semiprecious stones.

According to researchers, such images are often found in China or used by the Scythians. They influenced the Hunnu culture a lot.

The decorations of coal are very rare. At present scientists found them not more than ten times overall. Four of them are discovered at the Yenisei river banks at a time.

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