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Burial mound of San-Tash.

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Burial mound from oval stones of San-Tash is located in east part of Tyupsky district of the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan at the height of 2000 meters above sea level in the mountains Saryaygyr in east part of the ridge Kungey Ala-TOO.
Opposite to a burial mound a northern part, across the road there is a small settlement of Santash, the former frontier post of the Karakol frontier group. The distance from the highway, a which connects the settlement of Kegen in Kazakhstan to the settlement of Tyup to a burial mound 1 kilometer.
Burial mound of San-Tash sizes: diameter of a rocky embankment is 60 meters, height is 4 meters. Most likely, the barrow is a tomb of the breeding leader. It is dated the VI-III centuries B.C. Traces of an ancient robbery are visible, modern excavation was not carried out.
The legend of Tamerlan passing here with army is connected with a burial mound. The terrible master ordered to each soldier to put a stone in a heap. Coming back, each soldier took from a heap also on one boulder.
The remained and counted stones gave a death toll in battles. The identical barrow Uygentas from oval stones is also in Almaty region of the Alakol district of Kazakhstan in the foothills of the Dzungarskiy Ala-Tau.

Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.Burial mound of San-Tash and environs.

Author and photos
Alexander Petrov.