Excavations are underway in the Abay Region.
Archaeologists from the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University have unearthed a large-scale steppe pyramid dating back to the Bronze Age, as reported by Sarbaz.kz, citing the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since 2014, scholars from the Department of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Faculty of History at Eurasian National University (ENU) have been conducting archaeological excavations at the comprehensive site of Qyrykynghyr near the settlement of Toktamys in the Abay District of the Abay Region. Students and master's students from the university have also participated in these excavations.
As a result of these investigations, a steppe pyramid from the early second millennium BCE, created four thousand years ago, has been revealed. This notably large pyramid is unique in the Eurasian steppes.
"The steppe pyramid is constructed with remarkable precision, having a hexagonal shape. Each face spans a distance of 13 meters and is composed of eight rows of stones. At the center, multiple circles are present. This intricate architectural complex showcases great complexity. The walls surrounding the structure in the same complex feature depictions of various animals, particularly horses. Camel imagery is also present. Discoveries made during the excavations, including ceramics, gold earrings, and other adornments, attest to the fact that this Bronze Age was a hub of ancient culture. This underscores that during that era, the veneration of horses held significant cultural importance," affirms Ulan Umitkaliyev, a historian and head of the Department of Archaeology and Ethnology at ENU.
According to Umitkaliyev, the ongoing research is being conducted in collaboration with international scholars.