Kereksury

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Kereksury

 

burial structures of the first millennium B.C. and the sixth to tenth centuries A.D. in Mongolia, Tuva, and Transbaikalia. They were situated mainly in the hollows and along the valleys of large rivers. They are stone embankments (barrows) surrounded by a square or round stone fence with additional circular revetments. Excavations have revealed that almost all the kereksury were plundered in antiquity.

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