Problems of Archaeology, Ethnography, Anthropology of
Siberia and Neighboring Territories

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2017 Volume XXIII

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Representation of Weaponry at the Petroglyphic Site of Aigyr-Jal in the Central Tian Shan

Khudyakov Yu.S., Borisenko A.Yu., Tabaldiev K.Sh., Soltobaev O.A.

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The article discusses ancient representations made on the surfaces of massive boulders which are a part of archaeological site of Aigyr-Jal located in the valley of the Naryn River in the Central Tian Shan. The images pecked on a larger boulder include representations of ibexes; figures with rounded endings - most likely, stylized representations of chariots - are depicted next to them. The image of the sword with weakly curved blade which is probably placed in the sheath with semicircular endings, is represented in pecking technique in the central part of this boulder. The sword is equipped with semicircular guard. The handle of the sword is slightly bent to one side, and has a pommel in the form of the animal head with extended muzzle. Representation of the fence of square shape with rounded corners is pecked to the right of the sword. An animal with bent legs and tail is depicted inside the fence. The image of hunter with bow and arrows, dog, and ibex appear on the second boulder.


Central Tian Shan, petroglyphic site of Aigyr-Jal, representations of weaponry

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