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Arkhangai Excavations explores the archaeology of the ancient nomadic cultures of the Mongolian steppe. The exavations seek to contribute to a fuller understanding of the history of Inner Asian nomadic cultures and their interactions with neighboring kingdoms beyond what is available in the written texts of settled cultures.

Using this website:

  • Arkhangai: Provides brief background information about the ancient kingdoms of Arkhangai
  • Museum: Displays artifacts uncovered during the exavaction
  • Library: Houses excavation documents, bibliographies, maps, and personal photos
  • Links: Contains related websites and relevant articles
  • Site Search: Searches this site
  • Contact: Lists our contact information

Arkhangai Excavations is a project of the Silkroad Foundation and Mongolian National University.

Arkhangai Excavations 2005

Uncovering the Xiongnu

Excavation Site Map
2005 Site Report
2005 Finds

Focus: Xiongnu Burial Grounds

Location: Tamir River basin, Arkhangai aimaq, Mongolia

Historical Period: 3rd century BCE to 1st century CE