Mythical-mystical nature of «Ukok princess»

Saule Mussabekova, Zhanat Aimukhambet

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The article considers the princess tomb found as a re- sult of archaeological site on the Ukok plateau of the Altai territory, and the ancient concepts of its connection with mysterious forces interrelated with mythological thinking. Special attention is paid to the tattoo on the body and clothes at the burial of the “Ukok prin- cess”, and the data that tell about the history and knowledge of the Huns, Saks, and Turkic eras has been analyzed. The distinctive signs in the tattoo and clothes of the princess are associated with mythi- cal knowledge. The symbols like griffin as the guardian of the Altaic treasure, the larch stick and red belt are explained, and there are preliminary conclusions about the role of Ukok princess in the com- munity, where she lived.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference “Process Management and Scientific Developments”
Place of PublicationBirmingham, United Kingdom (Novotel Birmingham Centre
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-5-905695-67-4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

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