Bilikzhar-III burial ground is located in Almaty Oblast, 9,2 km west of Zhinishke Village in Raimbek District. Archaeological site was researched by expedition of ‘Svod Pamyatnikov’ of A.Margulan Institute of Archaeology in 1994. Burial complex is situated on the third above flood-plain terrace of the right bank of the Zhinishke River in the foothills of the eastern part of Ile Alatau Ridge.
The burial ground is situated on the north side of a deep canyon of unnamed gorge and represents a complex of burial constructions of the Turkic period. Necropolis consists of 4 barrows and 4 stone henges. Embankments are built of earth and stone, with a stone ring encircling the basis, covered with turf. Three barrows stretch to a line oriented in general direction from north to south. Diameters vary from 9 to 12m, 0,4 - 0,5 m high. Fences occupy the eastern part of the complex and constructed from large stones and slabs, installed vertically and in layers. Square fences have dimensions of 3 x 3 to 4 x 4 m; stones arise above surface for 0,5 m. Within enclosures and near them fallen stele-shaped stones, probably, fragments of stone sculptures are fixed.
The site occupies Zhinishke Gorge entrance, near nomadic route to the Shelek River valley. A panoramic view is opened from the elevated territory of necropolis to the middle part of the Zhinishke River valley and its lower part, where from the river flows through the narrow canyon to the Shelek River. The burial ground marks the diffusion area of a certain clan group, and as it seems, defines its borders with neighboring tribes.
Such complexes consisting of burials in stone mounds and commemorative enclosures of the Turkic period are widely spread on plateau and in the foothills of Toraigyr and Kuluktau Ridges to the east of Bilikzhar-III necropolis on the both banks of the Sharyn River canyon. This regularity allows us to assume that in the early medieval period the area of the Zhinishke River valley was densely populated region in Jetysu. Turkic tradition of installing commemorative fences with stone sculptures (balbals) relays to glorification cult of ancestors.