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21 August 2005
2,500-year-old artifacts found in West Kazakhstan

Unique archeological evidence dating back to IV-III centuries BCE is revealed nearby Oblavka village of Burlinskiy district, West Kazakhstan oblast. Oblast history and archeology centre specialists were working on a dig there for a month. According to its director, doctor of historical studies Murat Sydykov, the evidences are valuable. In particular, discovered were ceramics, beads, golden rings and bronze mirrors.
     Interments in the shape of under-burial mounts in the form of catacombs are characteristic for that region, Russian scientist Sergey Gutsalov said, who also took part in the researches. The archaeological evidence will be handed to West Kazakhstan oblast regional museum.

Source: Kazinform (16 August 2005)

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