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KUL-OBA STUDIES PART III. KUL-OBA: THE FOURTH BURIAL

KUL-OBA STUDIES PART III. KUL-OBA: THE FOURTH BURIAL KUL-OBA STUDIES PART III. KUL-OBA: THE FOURTH BURIAL (A Grave or a Secret Cache?) N.L. GRACH It is appropriate now to turn attention to another question linked with the discovery of the burial-mound — the story of the looting. From Dubrux’s report and archive documents it is clear that on the night of September 24/25 th — in other words three days after the vault and its contents had been surveyed and described — looters succeeded in getting into the tomb. They managed to make off with everything that Dubrux had not Ž nished examining and recording. From him we learn that the whole of the south wall and part of the east wall had not yet been investigated, where, according to the nocturnal visitors, they found “an incalculable amount of gold embossed Ž gures or leaf sheets of the kind we had found on the previous days.” To what extent this was the true picture we shall never know, since the articles disappeared without trace. The most interesting and unusual part of this story is the discovery of the tomb or cache , which the looters uncovered beneath the slabs of the  oor in the tomb http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

KUL-OBA STUDIES PART III. KUL-OBA: THE FOURTH BURIAL

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia , Volume 7 (1-2): 29 – Jan 1, 2001

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Brill
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© 2001 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0929-077X
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1570-0577
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KUL-OBA STUDIES PART III. KUL-OBA: THE FOURTH BURIAL (A Grave or a Secret Cache?) N.L. GRACH It is appropriate now to turn attention to another question linked with the discovery of the burial-mound — the story of the looting. From Dubrux’s report and archive documents it is clear that on the night of September 24/25 th — in other words three days after the vault and its contents had been surveyed and described — looters succeeded in getting into the tomb. They managed to make off with everything that Dubrux had not Ž nished examining and recording. From him we learn that the whole of the south wall and part of the east wall had not yet been investigated, where, according to the nocturnal visitors, they found “an incalculable amount of gold embossed Ž gures or leaf sheets of the kind we had found on the previous days.” To what extent this was the true picture we shall never know, since the articles disappeared without trace. The most interesting and unusual part of this story is the discovery of the tomb or cache , which the looters uncovered beneath the slabs of the  oor in the tomb

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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