Kazakh archaeologists discover gold treasure in Yeleke Sazy valley
Kazakh archaeologists made another sensational discovery. They found gold artifacts dating back to the Saka era in the Yeleke Sazy valley in the east of the country. One of the pendants clearly depicts an image of the emperor sitting on the throne with a three-headed crown. The second one is only partially preserved. It presumably also depicts the Turkic nobility, experts say. Archaeologists believe that these treasures belonged to the rulers of that time. Previously, similar finds were found in Orkhon in Mongolia, where the first Turkic Khaganates appeared.
“We found a couple of gold plates that represent a composition. A ruler sitting on a throne is depicted on one of them. The throne itself is beautifully decorated. It is just an incredible thing! It is the first such discovery for researchers of old Turkic culture. We knew this throne existed before, but we didn’t know what it was like,” said Zeinolla Samashev, an archaeologist and expedition leader.
Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova
Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova