In 1981-1983 archeologist Alexander Leskov heading an expedition of the Museum of Eastern peoples’ arts with a group of researchers found Scythian-Meotian artifacts that glorified archeologic Adygeya. Archeologist Aslan Tov was also in that expedition and today remembers the events, given the historians materials to analyze for decades. The largest and surprising of the finds - a figure of a little boar that used to fasten to a tree with gold nails, as well as gold Aid with silver horns - amazed the scientists. Till that finds’ discovering scientists had considered that representatives of Scythian-Meotian culture did not make any sculptures.
A year later in another barrow scientists found a mass of artifacts, among which there were beads, utensils, ceremonial subjects and a rhyton - a vessel for drink in a form of an animal’s horn.
One hall in the museum is devoted only to one exhibit – the legendary silver Pegasus which had been found in Uliap barrow, too. That discovery played a main role in creation of Northern Caucasian branch of the Museum of the Eastern peoples’ arts. The silver Pegasus still surprises not only with its value and safety (it is more than two thousand years old), but also the work of a master, presumably a Greek. How the rhyton appeared to Caucasus, has not been known so far.
Archeologists dug out seventeen more barrows of Uliap group, but, despite of a huge amount of the works, the barrow has not discovered all its secrets, so 30 years later Uliap barrows wait for a new blossoming of archeology in Adygeya.