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Grave of 4000-Year-Old 'Royal Couple' Facing Each Other Excavated in Kazakhstan

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Archaeologists have excavated a 4000-year-old grave of a couple in Kazakhstan. According to researchers, the duo is likely to be from a 'noble family' in their culture. The ancient 'royal couple' are believed to have been 16 or 17 years old when they died. Their grave was found in an ancient burial complex called Kyzyltau cemetery, which is made up of five hills in the remote Karaganda region. The young woman had two bracelets on each arm and pendants portraying the sun. Gold and bronze treasures were also found in their grave. Archaeologists also found precious gold temple rings shaped like earrings. Scientists are yet to figure out how they died but there are plans to find out what it happened. 5000-Year-Old Human Skeleton Excavated in Kutch, Archaeologists Find New Burial Site of Harappan Civilization (Watch Video)

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Tengrinews quoted Archaeologist Igor Kukushkin as saying, "The man and the woman are facing each other,' said archaeologist Igor Kukushkin. Most likely, the just-discovered young couple belonged to the noble family. The grave is rich. The young woman has two bracelets on each arm with spiral endings, and round solar pendents with ornaments. It is significant that was wearing gold temple rings. Egyptian Archaeologists Discover 50 Mummies at Ancient Burial Site Near Cairo; View Pics.

Karaganda region of Kazakhstan is known for its excavations. Grave of a suspected priestess from the ancient Alakul culture was also found nearby. Kukushkin added saying, "This woman was buried with seven pots, ashes and a skull. Her grave was not robbed (by later generations), although many neighbouring graves were plundered. Perhaps something here scared them away. Seven pots is an unusual number. Most likely she was a priestess." Earlier, a 5,000-year-old grave of a couple buried close to the tomb of two horses pulling a Bronze Age 'chariot' into the afterlife was found in the same region.

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