Archaeologists Discover Pyramid Belonging To Ancient Horse Cult

( — Last week, archeologists from a university in Kazakhstan announced that they discovered a large pyramid while excavating part of the Kyrykungir funerary complex in the Eurasian steppe, the Miami Herald reported.

According to a press release from Eurasian National University, a Kazakh national research school, the archeologists uncovered a 4,000-year-old “large” steppe pyramid dating from the Bronze Age that consists of six sides, each measuring around 42 feet long.

According to Ulan Umitkaliyev, the head of the archeology and ethnology department at the Eurasian National University, the pyramid is a “very sophisticated complex structure” that was “built with great precision” and features several circles within the middle.

Photos of one side of the pyramid show that each end features a large black stone placed upright with the flattened side facing out. In between, a different kind of rock forms the exterior wall, on which appear images of animals, many of them horses.

According to Professor Umitkaliyev, the horse decorations along with the bones of horses unearthed nearby suggest that the pyramid may be linked to the horse cult that was common among the people that once inhabited the Eurasian steppe.

The archeologists also uncovered jewelry, including gold earrings, and pottery.

These artifacts suggest that the pyramid was likely the cultural center during ancient times, Professor Umitkaliyev said.

The Kazakhstan Ministry of Science and Higher Education posted another photo of the pyramid on its Facebook page that shows a section that is not as well preserved, with the ruins of several walls.

The Kyrykungir complex is located near the village of Toktamys.

Since 2014, excavations of the site have identified clusters of burial grounds from both the Hun and Saka periods.

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