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Middle Ages arrowheads are discovered on ancient profane rite site in Bashkortostan

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UFA, 5 October 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Alim Faizov/.

In Tuimazy region the schoolchildren, members of the "Patriot" historical and archaeological camp, discovered an unusual discovery — 35 iron arrowheads of the Middle Ages during a search expedition near the village of Kandry. These "treasures" together with the local historian Yuri Biryuzov they showed to the staff of the Department of Archaeology, Institute of History, Language and Literature, Ufa Scientific Centre RAS. Archaeologists Vladimir Ovsyannikov and Vyacheslav Kotov arrived in Kandry and studied in detail the place where arrowheads were found. According to them, the same findings were discovered in Gafuri region of the republic. The scientists suggest that at this place the ancient profane rite was held: archers shot uphill sacrificing their arrows to the gods that according to legend was supposed to bring good luck to them. This ceremony was very common in the Urals.

The search operation in the village of Kandry to be continued. It is planned to spend archaeological excavations with the participation of students and pupils, the municipal administration informs.

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