Noin Ula

Noin Ula

 

the burial ground of Hunnish nobility from the end of the first century B.C. to the beginning of the first century A.D., located in the mountains of Noin Ula in northern Mongolia. There are more than 200 large barrows up to 2 m high.

The burial ground was excavated in 1924 and 1925 under the direction of P. K. Kozlov and later by the Committee of Science of the Mongolian People’s Republic. The excavations produced a wealth of material characteristic of the Hunnish culture during the period of the Han Dynasty in China, when there were close cultural and family ties between the Hunnish nobility and the Chinese court. Inside the barrows were square burial chambers made of logs. Among the finds were Hunnish artifacts—weapons, household utensils, and art objects—and many Chinese items made of bronze, jade, and lacquered wood, as well as Chinese silks. Of special interest were woolen fabrics of great artistic value from Bactria, Parthia, and Asia Minor. The Huns acquired these fabrics as a result of active trade along the Great Silk Road.

REFERENCE

Rudenko, S. I. Kul’tura khunnov i noinulinskie kurgany. Moscow-Leningrad, 1962. (Contains references.)
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But although the dress and low non-Greek circlets in both cases correspond with embroidered portraits from Noin Ula (Stawiski 1979: 74, Figures 56, 55) and clay sculptures from Khalchayan (Stawiski 1979: 98, Figure 68; Pugachenkova & Khakimov 1988: 134, Figure 104), there is one essential difference between them and the Sampula warrior: the men with Greek attire from Shami, Noin Ula and Khalchayan are Parthians, Xiongnu and Yuezhi (Kushan), respectively, as their Central Asian bearded faces demonstrate.
6 in Noin Ula (Figure 3d) and in the Sampula tapestry scene.
Die Kultur der Hsiung-nu und die Hugelgraber von Noin Ula.
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One is of plain woven silk with an indigo dye from Noin Ula, excavated by the Russian Mission to Mongolia in the late 19th century (Voskrensky & Tikhonov 1936).