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Staraya Ladoga

borrowed from Russian language. In Ukraine and Russia, there are royal kurgans of Varangian chieftains, such as the Black Grave in Ukrainian Chernihiv (excavated in the 19th century), Oleg (Oleg of Novgorod)'s Grave in Russian Staraya Ladoga, and vast, intricate Rurik's Hill near Russian Rurikovo gorodische (Novgorod). Other important kurgans are found in Ukraine and South Russia and are associated with much more ancient steppe peoples, notably the Scythians (e.g


Chernihiv

Burial of Oleg of Novgorod in a tumulus in 912. Painting by Viktor Vasnetsov. The word kurgan is of Turkic (Turkic languages) origin borrowed from Russian language. In Ukraine and Russia, there are royal kurgans of Varangian chieftains, such as the Black Grave in Ukrainian Chernihiv (excavated in the 19th century), Oleg (Oleg of Novgorod)'s Grave in Russian Staraya Ladoga, and vast, intricate Rurik's Hill near Russian Novgorod Rurikovo gorodische


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