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Ancient Buried Treasures of South Siberia

... every such mound, and serves as the image of Aries.” In particular, placement of the ritual complex at the highest site of the surrounding area symbolizes connection with the World Mountain in the Indo-Iranian mythology, widely spread in the world of Siberian Scythians. Both the Iyus and Cheposh daggers were found in the vicinity of mountains — tangible images of creation; and a copper or bronze knife (dagger) had been an indispensable attribute of offerings to a god of high rank since the beginning of time. The story of the ...

Modified: 30.05.2006
treasures , Siberia , Khakasia , Iyus , Yenisey , dagger
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