The Discovery of Altÿnkazgan

In: Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia
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  • 1 Mangistaus State Historical and Cultural Reserve, Aktau,
  • | 2 Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Siberian Department, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk,
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This article is devoted to the recently discovered site from the Hunnic period within the territory of the Mangÿshlak Peninsula (Kazakhstan). Inside a stone enclosure the silver facing of a saddle was found bearing depictions of animals and birds. The article provides a cultural interpretation of the site and a stylistic and semantic analysis of the depictions on the facings.

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