Iron Age stone altar, sword unearthed in Kazakhstan

Monitoring Desk

NUR SULTAN, Kazakhstan: A stone altar and gold-plated ceremonial sword used in the early Iron Age were discovered in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe province.

The gold-plated ceremonial sword found in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe province. (AA Photo)
The gold-plated ceremonial sword found in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe province. (AA Photo)

According to a statement made by the Aktobe Governor’s Office, archeological excavations started a month ago in an Iron Age cemetery in the Mugalzhar region of the province. The stone altar and gold-plated sword were the latest discoveries in excavations conducted in the area by master archaeologists.

It is thought that the altar and sword were used by the Sarmatians, a nomadic people of Iranian origin living during the Iron Age, and the discovery will bring light to the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. After examination, the artifacts will undergo restoration.

Courtesy: (Dailysabah)

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