Kazakh archaeologists discover grave of 'The Sun Lord'

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Astana, July 20 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered the grave of a gold-clad ancient Scythian warrior, also known as "The Sun Lord."

The grave was discovered in Karaganda Region east of the capital, Astana.

"He was probably a ruler and a warrior simultaneously," Eurasia.net quoted expedition leader Arman Beysenov as saying.

"The person's torso was entirely covered with gold. The figure of a leader like this was associated with the sun. He was a sort of 'sun lord,'" he added.

The warrior was likely buried in the 4th or 5th century BC in a grave that was actually discovered half a century ago, though excavation work only started last year.

Archaeologists found 130 gold objects that included the figure of a feline predator, pendants and parts of sword belts. They also uncovered hundreds of gold beads and 14 bronze arrowheads in the grave.

The team is hoping to find more information about the glorious "Sun Lord," the latest find from the Scythian past. (ANI)

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