Burial mounds, also known as kurgans, are some of the only structures that survive from the Yamnaya people. This mound, excavated in 2021 in Malomirovo, Bulgaria, contained the remains of a 65- to 75-year-old man who probably rode horses regularly. (Credit: Piotr Włodarczak, Cracow, Poland)
Roughly 4,000 years ago, where the Romanian Plains border the Carpathian Mountains, mourners tucked a 30-something man into a tomb. Adorned with red pigment and faced toward the west, his body was buried in the typical fashion of the Yamnaya: within a sprawling mound of dirt.