Archaeologists working in a desolate and remote area of the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan have made a remarkable discovery. They found the remains of an adolescent couple from 4000 years ago in a ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ that had a treasure trove of gold and bronze ʙᴜʀɪᴀʟ goods. The couple was found in a ɢʀᴀᴠᴇyard that is providing insights into a rich and sophisticated culture that thrived in the region during the Bronze Age.
The astonishing ʙᴜʀɪᴀʟ was made in the remote and inhospitable Karaganda region in Kazakhstan. This was once popularly known as the ““middle of nowhere” and was a destination for political exiles from many parts of the former USSR,’’ reports The World News . The ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ was unearthed by archaeologists from the Saryarkinsky Archaeology Institute in Karaganda, led by Dr. Igor Kukushkin.
The Lovers’ Grave
The Kazakh archaeologists were working in the ‘’ancient ʙᴜʀɪᴀʟ complex called Kyzyltau ᴄᴇᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ, which is made up of five hills,’’ according to the Daily Mail. This is an extensive and elite ʙᴜʀɪᴀʟ ground from the Bronze Age. The excavators unearthed a ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ covered with stones; inside they found the skeletons of two teenagers, one male and one female.
The ԀeαԀ were lying side by side, looking directly into each other’s eyes. Laying the bodies of the deceased in a ʙᴜʀɪᴀʟ in this position is most unusual in any culture. It is estimated that the male and the female were 16 or 17 years old when they ԀiҽԀ some 4,000 years ago.