I would like to thank a reader for sending me this link which I am bringing to the attention of all readers. It has photos and information about a Saka/Sarmatian/Hun burial mound found in southern Kazakhstan. I am convinced this is almost surely a Scythian/Israelite burial mound. Indeed, the dating of the burial mound all but assures it.
According to this link, the burial mound dates to the time period of the second century BC to the fourth century AD. This includes the time that the Parthian Empire was at its height ruling over what we now call Iran (ancient Persia) while various allied Scythian tribes ruled and roamed throughout south-central Asia. These were Israelite tribes that had originally been relocated into Asia when they were exiled from the ancient kingdom of Israel (II Kings 17:1-6, 18). The cities of the Medes referenced in the biblical account were in what is now northern Iran just south of the Caspian Sea. As my books document, the Israelites later fulfilled the prophecy in Isaiah 14:2 that they would rule over all the empires that had taken or held them in captivity. The Parthian Empire fulfilled that prophecy when it ruled, as an Israelite empire, over the former empires of Assyria, Babylon and Medo-Persia which had held the Israelites captive. The population of the Israelite (Scythian/Parthian/Saka/Sarmatian/Iberian/Ephthalite Hunnish) tribes also exploded as they became very numerous. This fulfilled another prophecy in Hosea 1:10 that the ten tribes of Israel would become so numerous after their exile that they would not be countable. There is a common misconception that the ten tribes of Israel would die out in their exile. Quite the contrary! Hosea 1:10 reveals that God intended to make them vastly more numerous after their exile!
The Parthian Empire lasted from approximately 250 BC to 227 AD, and in several wars, the Parthians called on their Saka/Scythian allies from south-central Asia to assist them in wars against the Roman Empire. The tomb that is the subject of this link belonged to the Scythian/Saka tribes of Israel. When Parthia fell to the native Persians circa 227 AD, they and most of their allied tribes began a massive migration into Europe in search of new homelands. As they migrated into Europe, the Romans called them Saxons, Germans, Goths, etc. However, as my book documents, some Israelite tribes led by the Saka/Ephthalite (or Nepthalite) Huns stayed in south-central Asia and waged war on the Persians. The Persians were Zoroastrians in their religion, and they expelled the Semitic Parthians who also had many adherents of Semitic religions (Christianity and Judaism) as well as sun-worshipers. That this tomb had no evidence of any Zoroastrian influence is consistent with its identification of an Israelite tomb from the named period of time when the Israelites fought the Zoroastrian Persians after the fall of Parthia. Even during the time of Parthia’s empire, Zoroastrianism seems to have been a distinctly Persian religion. The Parthians practiced religious tolerance when they were in power. The Zoroastrian Persians did not.
The article names the tomb as Sarmatian (notice the similarity between the names Samaria, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Israel and Sarmatia, the land of the Sarmatians), Saks/Saka, Huns or Alans. The terms “Saks” and “Saka” preserve the name of the famous Israelite forbear, Isaac, whose name was prophesied to be stamped on many of the Israelite descendants throughout future time-periods (Genesis 21:12). The “Huns” were doubtlessly the Ephthalite (or Nephthalite) Huns who were the Israelite tribe of Naphtali. As my books document, the tribe of Naphtali stayed in Asia longer than the other Israelite tribes and continued to fight the Zoroastrian Sassanian Persians for a considerable period of time after Parthia fell. The “Alans” were an Asiatic tribe that also migrated later into Europe, according to historical sources. This located tomb is found to the north of the famous Scythian royal burial tombs that were found in the Altai Mountain region of south-central Asia.
To learn more about this period of time, I recommend my E-book, The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel…Found!, or the books, Israel’s Lost Empires and Parthia-The Forgotten Ancient Superpower, from my four-book set which contains a comprehensive (and non-denominational) history of the ten tribes of Israel from the calling of Abraham to modern times. If the world understood who the Israelite tribes were throughout history and which modern nations have descended from them, it would have an electrifying effect on many people. The Bible would also be seen as the true Word of a Creator God/Elohim as so many of its prophecies about the tribes of Israel have come to pass throughout many historical periods.