Abdesh Toleubayev


1 Royal Mound “Baygetobe“ from the Burial Ground Shilikty

Authors: Abdesh Toleubayev, Rinat Zhumatayev, Kulzhazira Toleubayeva


Mounds are one of the most valuable sources of information on various aspects of life, household skills, rituals and beliefs of the ancient peoples of Kazakhstan. Moreover, the objects associated with the cult of the burial of the dead are the most informative, and often the only source of knowledge about past eras. The present study is devoted to some results of the excavations carried out on the mound "Baygetobe" of Shilikti burial ground. The purpose of the work is associated with certain categories of grave goods and reading "Fine Text" of Shilikti graves, whose structure is the same for burials of nobles and ordinary graves. The safety of a royal burial mounds, the integrity and completeness of the source are of particular value for studying.

Keywords: Animal style, barrow, Baygetobe, dromos, Shilikty

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