Local legend has it that a Buddhist mission had stopped by the banks of the Ili River under some rock cliffs when a sudden earthquake caused a hunk of rock to fall from the cliffs near them.In gratitude at their deliverance, they created the largest Buddha image there, facing the sky from a large, sunblasted rock, before they continued.It was discovered by a team at the Karaganda State University.Viktor Novzhenov, from the university, told Yahoo News: “Judging by the monumental construction, this mausoleum was built more than 3,000 years ago for a local king.“We are going to look inside the mausoleum this week.“Everything we find inside will be sent to the Karaganda Archaeological Museum.”Last year, Daily Star Online revealed how archaeologist Dr Sam Osmanagich and his team unearthed massive structures dating back tens of thousands of years in Europe. The professor was adamant the structures are real and claimed everything we have been told in ancient history is WRONG.The new bronze era site was found in the Sary-Arka region near the city of Karaganda.Although now mostly in ruin, the new find is said to look like the Egyptian Pyramid of Djoser.Although the first railroads in Kazakhstan have appeared at the turn of the 19-20th centuries (in 1893-1894 Pokrovsk Sloboda – Uralsk narrow-gauge railways line (1000 mm) with the length of 369 km, 113 km of them lies in Kazakhstan, later 190 km of the Trans-Siberian railway went through Kazakhstan near Petropavlovsk), opening in 1904 the Orenburg – Tashkent railway became the starting point for history of development of Kazakhstan railroads.It is the first Transkazakhstan railway reaching 1,668 kilometers from the border with Russia in the northwest to the border with Uzbekistan in the south.
Among the hunting scenes and animal figures are carvings of the Buddha, Buddhist mantras in Sanskrit and pictures of important Buddhist teachers.
Forget the ancient structures of Egypt – archaeologists have uncovered a pyramid in Kazakhstan that is more than 3,000 years old.
It comes as Daily Star Online revealed similar structures have been found in Bosnia and Poland – further adding to the argument man-made pyramids may have emerged in Europe before famously appearing in Egypt.
It is also dotted with remnants of its Buddhist past, particularly in the Zhetysu (“seven rivers”) area of modern-day southeastern Kazakhstan, which includes today’s Almaty oblast and historically extended into Kyrgyzstan.
Within that area are the Tamgaly-Tas (“Stones with Signs”), one of Kazakhstan’s most popular tourist destinations and a UNESCO World Heritage site.