At the beginning of the last century fan of antiquities, athlete and adventurer Lord Carnarvon was in the famous Valley of the Kings in Egypt (valley on the left bank of the Nile) and "got sick" with search of pharaohs treasures. Lord had enough means and he offered to conduct joint research in Egypt to professional archaeologist Howard Carter. After five years of hard digging activities workers stroke against the steps carved into the rock, which led them to the bricked-up entrance. On November 24, 1922 Carter did a crack in the corner of the masonry, stuck the candle in it and looked inside. Archaeologist fell dumb with amazement. Lord Carnarvon anxiously asked: "Do you see anything?" – "Yes, – said Carter. – Wonderful things." Such way one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century was made...
In 1970 Kazakhstan archaeologists led by K.A. Akishev began digging of the burial mound "Issyk", located 50 kilometers east of Alma-Ata, entering to the grand mound complex – forty-five earthen pyramids, stretching over a distance of three kilometers. Height of Issyk burial mound was only six and a half meters, while the Giants were in the neighborhood up to 15 meters. Like other mounds, Issyk was robbed in antiquity... Fortunately for science, the robbers did not notice one side burial, where archaeologists have found a full range of grave goods and remains of the Saks chief, dressed in golden robe, and now known in the world science as the "golden man" and it has become the national symbol of Kazakhstan ... This way the first greatest archaeological discovery in Kazakhstan was made.
In 2017 archaeological expedition intents to make one more Greatest Archaeological Discovery. With this respect several breakthrough archeological expeditions were initiated to Kyzylorda, South Kazakhstan, Zhambyl and Almaty regions of Kazakhstan.