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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/12/2014 | 3990 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The treasures of the Xiongnu

Episode 6: The Round-Up Interview

The russian archaeologist Prof. Dr. Nataliya Polosmak is in charge of this research project. In our extensive round-up interview, she answers questions, amongst other things, on the basis for the…

The Round-Up Interview
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/05/2014 | 3448 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The treasures of the Xiongnu

Episode 5: The Magic Unicorn

Zu den wertvollsten im Kurgan 22 gefundenen Objekten gehört das silberne Pferdegeschirr. Nach tagelangen Restaurierungsarbeiten an der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Novosibirsk ließen sich unter…

The Magic Unicorn
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/29/2014 | 3519 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The treasures of the Xiongnu

Episode 4: Wooden Hammers and Coffin Nails

A number of treasures have been preserved in the moist soil of Kurgan 22 in Noin-Ula. Not only is the timber of the double burial chamber and coffin almost completely preserved, but special objects…

Wooden Hammers and Coffin Nails
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/22/2014 | 3501 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The treasures of the Xiongnu

Episode 3: Silk for Cleopatra

Containing various textile items, Kurgan 22 in Noin-Ula (Mongolia) turns out to be a veritable treasure trove for the Russian archaeologists: Alongside an umbrella cover made of elaborately…

Silk for Cleopatra
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/15/2014 | 3642 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The treasures of the Xiongnu

Episode 2: The mystery of the 40 cut-off plaits

The archaeology team headed by Prof. Nataliya Polosmak made a curious find in Kurgan 22. In the middle of the muddy burial chamber lay 40 cut-off plaits, some of them elaborately braided.…

The mystery of the 40 cut-off plaits
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/08/2014 | 13545 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The treasures of the Xiongnu

Episode 1: Kurgan 22

In the current campaign in the mountains of Noin-Ula (Mongolia), archaeologist Professor Natalia Polosmak is already excavating her fourth kurgan, or burial mound, with the help of a team of…

Kurgan 22
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/05/2013 | 31645 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The treasures of the Xiongnu

Kurgan 22

Project leadership:
Prof Dr Nataliya Polosmak
Location:
Novosibirsk (Russia)
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The Research Project
Towards the end of the third century BCE larger nomadic tribal groups developed in the north of China. Of key significance was the multiethnic confederation of early Asiatic Huns referred to in written Chinese sources as the Xiongnu, who spread into Central Asia and southern Siberia and became powerful opponents of the Chinese Han dynasty. In the year 55 BCE the Huns split into northern and southern confederations. Whilst the southern Huns were forced to submit to Chinese…

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Unbekanntes Kasachstan

L.I.S.A. zu Gast bei Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner

In einem Brainstorming zu Kasachstan fallen häufig Begriffe wie Zentralasien, Steppe, Weltraumbahnhof Baikonur, Winokurow und vielleicht noch Alma-Ata. Dass Kasachstan aber noch vielmehr ist, hat…

Unbekanntes Kasachstan
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Xiongnu – the burial site of the Hun prince (Mongolia)

Episode 8: A treasure in clay

Auf dem Boden der Grabkammer angekommen, findet sich schließlich eine Art Teppich. Eine kleine Sensation: Teilweise sind Stickereien auf dem Textil zu erkennen. Inzwischen sind schon viele Funde…

A treasure in clay
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/21/2011 | 4474 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Xiongnu – the burial site of the Hun prince (Mongolia)

Episode 7: The tomb opens

Archäologen stoßen immer wieder auf das Problem, dass Grabräuber aus Verachtung für ihre Gegner oder auch einfach aus Geldgier Gräber schänden und ausplündern. Damit erschweren sie die Arbeit…

The tomb opens