Gold of the Great Steppe

One of the burial mounds, kurgan, built by Saka culture people in eastern Kazakhstan where a horde of golden artefacts were discovered by archaeologists. Photograph: Megalara Garuda/PA

Although little is known of the lives of the nomadic tribes who over 2,500 years ago roamed the Asian steppe situated in today’s Kazakhstan, the region’s semi-arid climate has provided the perfect temperature and humidity in the ground’s permafrost for… Continue reading