CAIRO – 17 August 2021: Irkutsk National Research Technical University announced that Russian archaeologists have discovered in the southeastern Sayan in Buryatia more than 30 ancient tombs dating back to the Late Bronze Age.
The tombs were discovered during excavations in the Okinsk region of Buryatia; it is the 30th ritual building and the oldest cemetery in the Southeast Sayan region.
University experts explain that these tombs were not in traditional burial pits, but rather above the surface of the ground under a pile of stones surrounded by a circular fence. Red and yellow stones were discovered next to the buried person. This discovery, according to Russian scientists, has a sacred meaning.
According to Russia Today, these graves differ from those previously discovered in the Russian Lake Baikal region, as the head is directed to the southeast.
Archaeologists had previously found similar tombs in the Khovsgol region of northern Mongolia, but the head is in a northwest direction.
Scientists indicate that the bones are in poor condition, so it is difficult to determine the gender of the deceased, but it turns out that the person was a teenager. Samples of the remains were given to Canadian scientist Anjay Weber, who will conduct a radiocarbon analysis at Oxford University to determine the age of the discovery.
Archaeologists discovered in this area 34 stone mounds (hollow tombs) each 4-6 meters in diameter, some of which were damaged as a result of the local residents' use of pieces of their stones to build their homes.