The Issyk kurgan, in south-eastern Kazakhstan, less than 20 km east from the Talgar alluvial fan, near Issyk, is a burial mound discovered in 1969. It has a height of six meters and a circumference of sixty meters. It is dated to the 4th or 3rd century BC (Hall 1997). A notable item is a silver cup bearing an inscription. The finds are on display in Astana.
1 "Golden man" 2 The Issyk inscription 3 Golden treasures in the kurgan 4 Notes 5 References 6 External links
Situated in eastern
Elk. Burial mound Issyk (5th–4th centuries BC)
Horse. Burial mound Issyk (5th–4th centuries BC)
Head of tiger, burial mound Issyk (5th–4th centuries BC)
Flying elk with griffin burial mound Issyk (5th–4th centuries BC)
^ Ahmet Kanlidere, in: M. Ocak, H. C. Güzel, C. Oğuz, O. Karatay: The Turks: Early ages. Yeni Türkiye 2002, p.417.
Hall, Mark E. Towards an absolute chronology for the Iron Age of Inner Asia. Antiquity 71 (1997): 863-874. Harmatta, Janos. History of Civilization of Central Asia. Volume 2, Motilal Banarsidass (1999), ISBN 81-208-1408-8, p. 421 
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