Yu.Yu. Piotrovsky. The Maikop kurgan (Oshad): Amodern view

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Piotrovsky Iurii Iur'evich. State Hermitage (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).

E-mail: yypiotrovsky @ yahoo.com

 ORCID: 0000-0002-8162-5496

 

Abstract

This article represents results of several studies of one of the most outstanding sites in Eurasia the Maikop kurgan (Oshad). Analysis of archival data of N.I. Veselovsky allowed reconstructing thoroughly the burial rite and construction features of this kurgan. Although the analysis of N.I. Vesolovsky manuscripts and published texts suggests existence of a field diary which might add extra information, it has not been found so far. Modern excavations have also proved many earlier made reconstruction details of this kurgan. The analogies of the forms and objects from Maikop kurgan but just in general sense can be found in archaeological complexes of a wide geographical area from Egypt to the Near East. Presence of unique items and very rich burial rite all make this an extraordinary site.

 

Key words: Maikop kurgan, Eurasia, N.I. Vesolovsky, burial rite, construction features.

 

DOI: 10.31250/2658-3828-2020-1-61-75

 

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