The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights This rich and fascinating collection from the Altai mountains dates to the Scythian-Sakae period (6th–4th centuries BC) and embraces over 5,000 items. At its heart lie the unique articles found during excavation of the burial mounds of Pazyryk in the Eastern part of the High Altai, at a height of 1,600 metres above sea level. Large Altaic burial mounds were intended for those who occupied high positions in early nomadic society, such as chiefs, elders and priests. According to custom, the chief's wife or concubine was also buried with him and all the dead bodies were embalmed. Local climactic conditions proved to be ideal for the preservation of these tombs, as water and moisture gradually seeped down between the stones and turned to ice in the winter, never thawing during the summer, thus freezing and preserving items of wood, felt, leather, fur, silk and other perishable materials. Of great interest is the body of the chief from Burial Mound No. 2 at Pazyryk.
The little book on authenticity | The Cartooning Psychologist Have you spent most of your life fitting in? Are you unsure about who you are? Who you should be? Welcome to a fresh look at authenticity from cartooning psychologist Dr Nina Burrowes. Find out why being authentic is much more interesting that simply revealing who you are; why fitting in is so tempting to do; and why being authentic is the only doorway to your self. (All images are © Nina Burrowes 2014) To read the rest you need to buy the book… Pazyryk burials Coordinates: Horseman, Pazyryk felt artifact, c.300 BC. For another felt artifact, see here. The Pazyryk (Russian: Пазырык) burials are a number of Iron Age tombs found in the Pazyryk Valley of the Ukok plateau in the Altai Mountains, Siberia, south of the modern city of Novosibirsk, Russia; the site is close to the borders with China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Numerous comparable burials have been found in neighboring western Mongolia. The tombs are Scythian-type kurgans, barrow-like tomb mounds containing wooden chambers covered over by large cairns of boulders and stones, dated to the 4th - 3rd centuries BCE. The spectacular burials at Pazyryk are responsible for the introduction of the term kurgan, a Russian word of Turkic origin, into general usage to describe these tombs. Discoveries A gilded wooden figurine of a deer from the Pazyryk burials, fifth century BC The first tomb at Pazyryk, barrow 1, was excavated by the archaeologist M. Pazyryk chief Ice Maiden S.I.
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Pazyryk culture The Pazyryk culture is an Iron Age archaeological culture (c. 6th to 3rd centuries BC) identified by excavated artifacts and mummified humans found in the Siberian permafrost in the Altay Mountains and nearby Mongolia. The mummies are buried in long barrows (or kurgans) similar to the tomb mounds of western Scythian culture in modern Ukraine. The type site are the Pazyryk burials of the Ukok Plateau.(NOVA 2007) Many artifacts and human remains have been found at this location, including the Siberian Ice Princess, indicating a flourishing culture at this location that benefited from the many trade routes and caravans of merchants passing through the area. Other kurgan cemeteries associated with the culture include those of Bashadar, Tuekta, Ulandryk, Polosmak and Berel. Genetic composition The gene pool of the inhabitants of the Mongolian Altai site during the Iron Age was similar to that of western Iron Age Altaians (Russia and Kazakhstan). See also Pazyryk burials Notes
My Life All in One Place Pazyryk Tattoo Meaning | TattooSymbol.com Although the tattooed Scythians of 2,500 years ago may seem impossibly distant from most tattooed westerners in terms of geography, culture, and time, their bold tattoo symbols still hold some sway among modern devotees. Seemingly inscrutable and yet tantalizing familiar, their images draw our curiosity back to a time and place that may help us to interpret them. The Ukok Plateau of the Golden Mountains of Altai, UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was amid the high plateaus of the modern day steppes of Siberian Russia, near the border with China and Kazakstan, that the Pazyryk people once roamed and flourished. Horseman from a Pazyryk felt artifact, c. 300 BCE. A less well known mummy from Khakasia, c. 0 CE, whose tattoo only recently came to light at the State Hermitage Museum. Drawing of the above tattoo, a feline animal on the shoulder. The burial of the Ice Maiden, excavated by Natalia Polosmak in 1993. Tattoo on the shoulder of the Ice Maiden. Pazyryk Tattoo
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InCoWriMo | International Correspondence Writing Month SafeTrek Connecting… It is time for the release of the next 6 months' worth of Chronodex! In 2011, my family received thousands of prayers for my father's condition, it was a lot of positive and calming energy and I still appreciate many of your kind messages to this date. Chronodex as a creative tool was shared to make a difference in traditional and limiting grid-style scheduling. Here's the Jan - Jun 2014 no holiday version download! The Chronodex Facebook Page is going to be the center of version releases, news update, hacks sharing, so please do stop by once in a while to see what others are doing with their Chronie. The Chronodex Flickr Group is a place where nicer photos were taken by users. On the other hand, do Google up Chronodex for the fun of it. Although creating your own ways to notate from a Chronodex core is encouraged, be it colors, pinpointing on tick marks or radiate from zones etc, I do have some tips I want to share in 2014. For the fun of it, here's some beautiful Chronodex to look at:
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