A unique exhibition named ‘Rock Tomb Custom’ opened on wednesday at the National Museum, unveiling over 90 archaeological findings unearthed from two different rock tombs discovered in Khovd province.
These two rock tombs were found in Myangad soum and in Munkhkhairkhan soum of the province.
The Urd Ulaan Uneet mountain tomb in Myangad soum was excavated in May, 2015 by researchers of the National Museum of Mongolia, who unearthed over 20 valuable archaeological findings such as body remains of a man, 1m long animal skin deel, 96.5 cm long badger fur coat, horse skin trousers, pair of boots, bow and 70.5-73 cm long 6 arrows, wooden saddle, knife and 19.1 cm tall wooden vase. Researchers say that the tomb dates back to the 4-6th century, the era of Nirun state.
The second rock tomb referred as Uzuur Gyalan tomb is a main attraction of the 2-month exhibition because of the popular ‘Adidas boots’ unearthed from it. Discovered in 2010 by locals and excavated by researchers of Khovd University, the rock tomb indeed became a media sensation for the rare archaeological findings it had maintained since the 10th century.
Archaeologists discovered 71 objects from the precious tomb including body remains of a woman in her 30s and a horse, 4 deels, 3 trousers, 5 caps, 3 pairs of boots and socks, set of horse tack, 7 cloths and other objects like a broken piece of a mirror, knife, comb, piece of silk and stone.