Pupils of Pavlodar region will take part in archaeological excavations

Public school students of the Pavlodar region will be able to take part in excavations which will give them opportunities to discover ancient history of Irtysh River and to see the sacral monuments. Archaeologists of the Pavlodar Pedagogical Institute have started to create a database of young volunteers who will head to new adventurous expeditions. For example, in summer the students of this school are heading to the famous Bayabauyl ‘Stonehenge’. In addition, the public school has its own ‘Asyl Mura’ ethnographic laboratory.

RASUL MUSTAFIN, STUDENT, PUBLIC SCHOOL:

 - We took part in many excavations. We studied artifacts. I liked it very much. Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. In the future I want to participate in such expeditions again.

EDUARD LAMPARTER, STAFF, MARGULAN CENTER, PAVLODAR PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE:

- We fully support cooperation with children who are interested in expeditions. The main thing is students’ desire to discover unknown in the ground which needs to be explored.

Students are interested in how the Kimak Kaganate’s cities emerged along the Irtysh River, the history of the middle Ages and the Kazakh Khanate. This costume is a copy of the armor of the 9-11 centuries old warrior. The archaeologists found the original in the May region. A number of students visited these places.

AKMARAL ARTYKBAYEVA, TEACHER, PUBLIC SCHOOL №18:

 - Since we see children’s sincere interest and response, we plan to continue to work with scientists and archaeologists. We are interested in cooperation.

As part of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program, a map of holy places of the Pavlodar region is underway, which will include the most significant and popular historical monuments. Experts say that this list will be replenished.

The scientists at the Pavlodar Pedagogical Institute are broadening the geography of searches. Field expeditions took place in three districts of the region within this season. High school students will be able to head to excavation works next year. All of them are waiting for discoveries.