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Scythian Kurgan Necropolis

Huge "unnatural" hills along the right bank of the river Sula, located in a certain pattern from each other - this is the famous Scythian mounds.
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Scythian Kurgan Necropolis

Huge "unnatural" hills along the right bank of the river Sula, located in a certain pattern from each other - this is the famous Scythian mounds.

From the village of Velyki Budky, the Scythian burial grounds end in a large necropolis near the village of Vovkivtsi. According to archaeological excavations, the Scythian tribes were characterized by heterogeneity of cultures and ethnic groups. Therefore, along with cattle breeding equipment inherent to the Scythian nomads, unique gold decoration of the characteristic Scythian "animal" style, large ritual bronze boilers, thousands of items made of gold, silver, iron, etc. were found. This indicates the presence of mining and metallurgical technologies among Scythians.

Notable late Scythian kings were buried deep under the ground (up to 15-20 meters from the level of the field), in a hollowed clay cave. The entrance was blocked with stones, and a "pyramid" was erected above the burial ground. The grave was built with layers of turf, felting from a mixture of earth and grass, reeds. The building material was taken from the swampy terrain, the estuaries of the rivers and was transported for distances of up to 5-10 kilometers. Sometimes the hills were taxed with a stone fastener, and then again with layers of felting.

Posul group of burials of Scythian warriors-combatants of the VI-V cc. BC. is a "royal" cemetery - that is, it is the burial mounds of representatives of the tribal aristocracy and leaders. "

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Sumy region, near the villages of Pustovoytivka, Velyki Budky, Basovka, and Vovkivets

50.797221 | 33.585739

(05448) 2-16-80 (05448) 9-38-00

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