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Scythian-Siberian Style

Different tribes inhabited the Republic of Khakassia during its long and rich history. Some of them just went though the territory, but some of them settled on here and left an imprint on the development of Khakassia: on its culture, art, architecture, traditions and customs (e.g. Okunev Archeological Culture).

Scythian-Siberian Deer in Khakassia

Scythian-Siberian Deer in Khakassia

In the early Iron Age (I B.C.) the Scythian-Siberian style was spread on the territory of Khakassia. Scythian peoples were nomad tribes living in steppes of Northern Black Sea region between the Danube and the Don. Continue Reading

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Okunev Archeological Culture

The Republic of Khakassia has long and rich history which attract million of people to perceive and admire it. Tourists from all over the world wander among Khakass steppes in order to touch the traces of the past. Travelling round this peculiar place tourists may learn the ancient culture of native people.

Burial places, menhirs, kurgans (barrows) and stone stelae have been preserved up to the present days. Stones surrounding the kurgans or standing apart in the steppes have a lot of different ancient images. Until now stelae remain the objects of worship among native people.

Okunev Archeological Culture in Khakassia

Okunev Stone Composition

One of the most distinguished cultures ever existed on the territory of Khakassia is Okunev archeological culture. It was named after the name of the ulus Okunev where the first burials of such type were found and it was spread on the territory of the republic in II BC. This period is called the Bronze Age. Continue Reading