AN EXCEPTIONALLY rare ‘Golden Warrior’ has been unearthed in Kazakhstan, according to local archaeologists.
The remains are thought to be 2,500 years old and are said to be reminiscent of the famous ‘Golden Man’ who was discovered in the country in 1969.
The original Golden Man is a national treasure in Kazakhstan.
He was discovered by archaeologist Kemal Akishev in 1969 at a site called the Issyk burial mound close to the former capital Almaty.
Little is known about him but some experts are confident his remains date back to at least the 2nd-3rd century BC.
The ancient man discovered recently is reportedly of a similar status because he was buried with his horse and his clothing and the horses harness were bedecked with gold.
The find was made in a grave that was 20 foot deep.
Local archaeologists have described it as “sensational”.
This new find is the seventh ancient person covered in gold to be unearthed in the country.
Experts think that the ancient man was a Sarmatian warrior chieftan.
His remains will now be taken away for further examination.
This will include detailed DNA analysis, which should help us learn more about who is he and his culture.
The new discovery was made further west in Kazakhstan than the original Golden Man.
Local news agency TengriNews reported the finds and released some images but a full image of the skeletal remains has not been released