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US News 'Priceless' 2,800-year-old 'royal gold jewellery' stash boasting some 3,000 items is found inside a burial mound in remote Kazakhstan mountains

18:31  30 july  2018
18:31  30 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' Priceless ' 2 , 800 - year - old ' royal gold jewellery ' stash boasting some 3 , 000 items is found inside a burial mound in remote Kazakhstan mountains . Some 3 , 000 gold and precious items were found in the Tarbagatai mountains .

Some 3 , 000 ' priceless ' golden and precious items were unearthed by archaeologists in a burial mound in the remote Tarbagatai mountains . The treasure is 2 , 800 years old (Image: East- Kazakhstan region/east2west).

A stash of 2,800-year-old gold jewellery has been unearthed by archaeologists in Kazakhstan © Oleg Belyalov-east2west A stash of 2,800-year-old gold jewellery has been unearthed by archaeologists in Kazakhstan An astonishing stash of 2,800-year-old gold jewellery has been unearthed by archaeologists in Kazakhstan.

Some 3,000 golden and precious items were found in a burial mound in the remote Tarbagatai mountains.

a close up of food: A stash of 2,800-year-old gold jewellery has been unearthed by archaeologists in Kazakhstan © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A stash of 2,800-year-old gold jewellery has been unearthed by archaeologists in Kazakhstan The treasure trove - described as 'priceless' - is believed to belong to royal or elite members of the Saka people who held sway in central Asia eight centuries before the birth of Christ.

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Gold Amazing 2 , 800 - year - old ' royal gold jewellery ' stash found in the mountains of eastern Kazakhstan Some 3 , 000 ' priceless ' golden and precious items were unearthed by archaeologists in a burial mound in the remote Tarbagatai mountains .

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Among the finds are earrings in the shape of bells, gold plates with rivets, plaques, chains, and a necklace with precious stones.

The treasure trove - described as 'priceless' - is believed to belong to royal or elite members of the Saka people © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The treasure trove - described as 'priceless' - is believed to belong to royal or elite members of the Saka people Gold beads decorating clothes were made with the use of sophisticated micro-soldering techniques, indicating an exceptional level of development jewellery-making skills for the period.

Archeologists expect to find the remains of the prestigious couple, the owners of the glittering treasures - but they have not yet dug open their graves.

a close up of an animal: Some 3,000 precious items were found in a burial mound in the remote Tarbagatai mountains © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Some 3,000 precious items were found in a burial mound in the remote Tarbagatai mountains Professor Zainolla Samashev, in charge of the excavations, said: 'A large number of valuable finds in this burial mound let us believe a man and a woman are buried here - the reigning persons or people who belonged to the elite of Saka society.'

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a close up of a device: Among the finds are gold plates with rivets, plaques, chains, and a necklace with precious stones (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Among the finds are gold plates with rivets, plaques, chains, and a necklace with precious stones (pictured)

Head of the East-Kazakhstan region Danial Akhmetov said: 'This find gives us a completely different view of the history of our people.'

The ancient people clearly had exceptional skills in mining, or extraction, selling and jewellery making, he said.

a close up of food: Also among the treasure trove - described as 'priceless' are earrings in the shape of bells © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Also among the treasure trove - described as 'priceless' are earrings in the shape of bells 'We are the heirs of the great people and great technologies,' he said.

There are some 200 burial mounds on the Eleke Sazy plateau where these treasures were found but many were robbed in ancient times.

There are some 200 burial mounds on the Eleke Sazy plateau where these treasures were found but many were robbed in ancient times © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited There are some 200 burial mounds on the Eleke Sazy plateau where these treasures were found but many were robbed in ancient times

The plateau with rich pastures around was seen as a 'paradise' by the Saka kings.

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The first jewellery was extracted here two years ago, although in the time of Russian ruler Peter the Great some treasure was removed.

a close up of a rock wall: The first jewellery was extracted here two years ago, although in the time of Russian ruler Peter the Great some treasure was removed © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The first jewellery was extracted here two years ago, although in the time of Russian ruler Peter the Great some treasure was removed Despite this, experts believe they will find more remains with gold treasures of the Saka people.

'There are a lot of burial mounds here and the prospects are very large,' said leading Kazakh archeologist Yerben Oralbai.

a close up of a bowl: Gold beads decorating clothes were made with the use of sophisticated micro-soldering techniques © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Gold beads decorating clothes were made with the use of sophisticated micro-soldering techniques The Saka people were a branch of the Sythians - a sophisticated nomadic civilisation in central Asia stretching into Siberia. They spoke languages linked to Iranian.

Experts believe they will find more remains with gold treasures of the Saka people. Pictured, some of the items excavated in 2016 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Experts believe they will find more remains with gold treasures of the Saka people. Pictured, some of the items excavated in 2016

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