Nature

Archaeological Monuments of Khakassia

Around 30 thousand objects of ancient history are found in Khakassia. This where they still discover monuments of stone age culture, as well as later epochs. Ancient burials called kurgans and that look like stone sculptures and rock paintings are scattered throughout Khakassia. Sometimes archaeological monument appeared as a whole nature area. For example Sunduk mountain range. Scientists draw conclusion that on the top of the Sunduk there was the oldest observatory of 13 to 14 thousand years old. Ancient astronomers used special features of the landscape including giant stone, rocks with excavation to observe the moon to set and the sun to rise and define constellation arrangement. Another cultural heritage of Khakassia is Scyths kurgan, located in Salbyksky steppe. The presenter Alexandr Uvarov made a journey to the past centuries. He learnt why the Scyths were mentioned as the Centaurus in Chinese chronics, and who the Great Salbyksky kurgan was constructed for. *Kurgan is a East Slavic word for a tumulus, a type of burial mound or barrow, heaped over a burial chamber, often of wood

Director Mariya Smelkova

Presenter Aleksandr Uvarov

Year 2010

Duration 00:23:50

Director Mariya Smelkova

Presenter Aleksandr Uvarov

Around 30 thousand objects of ancient history are found in Khakassia. This where they still discover monuments of stone age culture, as well as later epochs. Ancient burials called kurgans and that look like stone sculptures and rock paintings are scattered throughout Khakassia. Sometimes archaeological monument appeared as a whole nature area. For example Sunduk mountain range. Scientists draw conclusion that on the top of the Sunduk there was the oldest observatory of 13 to 14 thousand years old. Ancient astronomers used special features of the landscape including giant stone, rocks with excavation to observe the moon to set and the sun to rise and define constellation arrangement. Another cultural heritage of Khakassia is Scyths kurgan, located in Salbyksky steppe. The presenter Alexandr Uvarov made a journey to the past centuries. He learnt why the Scyths were mentioned as the Centaurus in Chinese chronics, and who the Great Salbyksky kurgan was constructed for. *Kurgan is a East Slavic word for a tumulus, a type of burial mound or barrow, heaped over a burial chamber, often of wood

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