Mongolian government takes action on rare archeological find

At the Government meeting on Wednesday it was decided that the state will take custody of objects discovered by a team of Mongolian and Kazakh archeologists working in Bayannuur soum of Bulgan aimag. The archeologists recently unearthed what they believe is the tomb of a significant person of nobility. More than 200 objects were recovered. The objects will be sent to a museum.

The Government also decided to establish a “protection zone” around the site, and to make it more accessible to tourists. 

Rare archeological find in Mongolia's Bulgan aimag

A joint expedition of Mongolian and Kazakh archeologists has reported finding a rare tomb after an excavation in Bayannuur soum of Bulgan aimag. The tomb may date from the sixth or seventh century. The tomb is contained in a 40-meter long corridor 13 meters below ground. It is believed to be the tomb of a significant person of nobility. Drawings on the wall are well preserved. The wooden doors to the tomb contain golden decorations and have also been well preserved. Archeologists say they are amazed that the doors have not rotted.The remains of the person entombed there have been recovered, along with about 270 other objects. Police are guarding the site.

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