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Ancient Fashion: Leggings from Steppe Leader’s Wardrobe

When excavating the burial mound of a noble Xiongnu man, the Russian-Mongolian archaeological expedition discovered unique items made of leather, felt, and textile, which allowed researchers to restore the costume of a member of the nomadic elite, who lived 2,000 years ago. There was only one fully preserved item among ...

Modified: 02.11.2015
ancient people , Xiongnu , steppe , nomads , Mongolia , fashion , clothing , embroidery , Polosmak , reconstruction
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Traces of Chinese Chariot

In summer 2012 the Russian-Mongolian archaeological expedition organised by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS (Novosibirsk) and the Institute of Archaeology (Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar) continued to study the Xiongnu burial site at Noin-Ula in Nothern Mongolia first explored by the expedition of the Russian traveler P.K. Kozlov in the beginning of the last century. Three months after the excavation in Noin-Ula mound 22 began, a Chinese chariot was discovered at the entrance of a huge burial pit at ...

Modified: 19.04.2013
Mongolia , Noin-Ula burial , Xiongnu , archaeological excavation , Chinese chariot
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News from the Fields

Last summer, the Russian-Mongolian archaeological expedition, which had been excavating, for several field seasons, the famous Xiongnu burial of Noin-Ula in Northern Mongolia, continued work. The 11th tumulus, having no analogues among the previously studied Xiongnu kurgans, sprang a surprise on the archaeologists Prior to the excavations, the 11th Noin-Ula tumulus looked like a typical Xiongnu grave. It was an ...

Modified: 10.04.2012
Mongolia , Noin-Ula burial , Xiongnu , Russian-Mongolian expedition , bronze ornamentals , ceramics
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«On Paths of Which no One has Knowledge of Unseen Beasts there Lurk the Spoors...»

Xiongnu (Khunnu) are ancient nomadic people who founded the first nomadic empire. Until quite recently they have been known exclusively from Chinese Chronicles. Only in the early 20th century the richest burials of the representatives of Xiongnu nobility have been found in the northern Mongolia. New diggings at the Khunnu tsars' kurgans in Mongolia have unearthed remarkable silver plates which are horse harness adornments. Standing out among them are artifacts with original depictions of a fantastic animal, the unicorn, which had not ...

Modified: 30.12.2009
Xiongnu , diggings , Noin-Ula kurgans , Polosmak , Mongolia , horse harness , adornments , unicorn , kylin , silver plate
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The Past 18 Meters Deep

... be put off till the next year … We — an expedition of the Novosibirsk Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences — have come to the Noin Ula mountains, a picturesque place in Northern Mongolia, to excavate a Khunnu burial mound. Khunnu is a people who created the world’s first nomadic empire. They were mentioned in the Chinese chronicles but the Khunnu archaeological artefacts were not many. Ancient burial places in the north of ...

Modified: 30.12.2006
Xiongnu , Mongolia , archaeological excavations
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