A few days after the departure of the volunteers of the July shift of the archaeological and geographical expedition "Tunnug", the next group of volunteers of the Russian geographical society arrived at the camp. In August, 34 volunteers from Russia, Latvia, the USA, India and the UK will try to reveal the secrets of the Tuvan Valley of the Kings.
They came to the expedition with an overwhelming desire to contribute to the research of the Scythian burial mound of Tunnug-1. To do this, they have all the conditions: the infrastructure of the camp looks like a resort, and the weather has finally started to favor volunteers, torrential rains have given way to warm and shiny weather.
“Thanks to the diligence of the new change of volunteers and dry weather, the work went much faster than in the previous two months. This week we are starting the research of two mounds in the southern part of the excavation. The size of this area has exceeded our expectations. Now we hope that the contents of the mounds will do the same", said employee of Institute of History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valeria Makarova.
Already in the first days of their stay, the volunteers managed to visit the laboratory in the archaeological camp of the Institute and climb the sacred mountain in the Valley of the Kings.
The students also attended several lectures on archaeology. Representative of the Executive Directorate of the Russian Geographical Society Pavel Starovoitov held a meeting of the discussion club of the Society and told the guys about a number of projects supervised by the Youth Club. In the next few days, Eker Dovuu, a famous shaman from Kyzyl, will give a lecture on the ethnography of Tuva and shamanistic traditions.