Ancient Türkic Statue from the 7th-8th century AD has been found by archaeologists in the Temryuk District

Nov 23, 2020
Archaeologists found the statue during their work in connection with the construction and reconstruction of sections of the Novorossiysk-Kerch highway.  They were investigating and excavating an ancient settlement near the Bely farm. Such sculptures are most often found in Altai, where Turkic tribes lived.  They were placed in places of worship – sanctuaries or burials. Later, these tribes became part of the Khazar Kaganate, which also dominated the territory of the Kuban.
Vice Governor Sergei Boldin said that the statue will be transferred to the E.D. Felitsyn Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve.

Title Address Description
Bely Village, Temryuk District, Krasnodar Region
Belyy, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, 353539