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Kazakh 'Golden Man' to be reburied
World | society | 11:25, 07 January 2019 | 1028

AKIPRESS.COM - Kazakhstan will rebury an iconic ancient warrior in a time capsule this year, in the hope that future generations will be able to establish who he really was, the Kazakh TV said, BBC reports.

Archaeologists uncovered the remains along with magnificent gold-embroidered armour and other precious funerary artefacts during a dig at the Issyk burial mound in the south of the country in 1969, and quickly dubbed him the "Golden Man".

Since independence in 1991, he has become a symbol of Kazakhstan's national heritage. His armour takes pride of place in the national museum in Astana, and tours the world as a calling card of Kazakh culture.

But little is known about the the man himself, as researchers were so stunned by the rich find of jewellery that they largely ignored the human remains.
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