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«On Paths of Which no One has Knowledge of Unseen Beasts there Lurk the Spoors...»

... 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 been previously ...

Modified: 30.12.2009
Xiongnu , diggings , Noin-Ula kurgans , Polosmak , Mongolia , horse harness , adornments , unicorn , kylin , silver plate
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