the Burial is interesting because evidence of the so-called catacomb culture of the bronze age (II-III Millennium BC), about which very little is known. But scientists have found that the domestication of horses took place around the same time on the territory of modern southern Russian steppes and the North Caucasus, where now digging up the mounds. While recent genetic studies of the mummies of Egyptian pharaohs and does make a staggering discovery – the ancestors of the rulers of Egypt also came with the territory of modern southern Russia. But the path of this haplogroup (the carriers of a particular marker of DNA) was not simple and straightforward and has changed many times over the millennia. And the more interesting findings of Krasnodar.

– We will explore several mounds in Dinskoy district of Krasnodar region near the hamlets Misfire and Primakov, – told correspondent “RG” the head of the archeological expedition NIPII “Energostroiproekt” Dmitry Karpov. – Part of the mounds we have excavated and studied. With other only have to work with. One of the interesting objects is a mound, marked at us as N 1. It has multiple layers. Consists of three mounds of the bronze age catacomb culture, the earlier and above them at a much later epoch was covered by another up to a height of six meters. He belongs already to the period of the Scythians and Sarmatians. Under the assumptions, there may be buried mighty leader.

Found there is fascinating. For example, stone ball for slingshot – projectile weapons. In a large mound, archaeologists also found other elements of ancient weapons – two well-preserved bronze dagger, stone Mace, a symbol of power, and two silver pendants. Among other things, was the horse-drawn carriages of the time – psalii. These elements are of great importance to archaeologists. For example, they confirm that the horse by that time had already been domesticated and widely used in the North Caucasus, while in Ancient Egypt, these animals haven’t even seen.

One of the early kurgans of the catacomb culture were particularly interested scientists. There was discovered a pair of burial are two graves, each of which was a man and a woman. According to the hypothesis of archaeologists, refers to another leader, who was buried in this barrow. His grave is not opened.