Holy map of Kazakhstan

A new version of the Holy Map of Kazakhstan with new historical findings will be introduced. One of the findings includes a unique burial site of the Huns era. The rare site was discovered by construction workers near Kuraily village. They found human skull, horse bones and gold plated items. The burial ground dates back to the second to fourth centuries AD. All the valuable artifacts were collected by archeologists. They suggested that the burial site was once belonged to a notable person.

DAULET ABENOV, SCIENTIST, CANDIDATE OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES:

- The saddle and other armor of the warrior were decorated with gold plates. It is too early to say that it is pure gold, silver or bronze. It will be clear after examination. All materials were sent to the laboratory. 

As part of the Ancient Treasure project, the search for new historical artifacts will begin in Eastern Kazakhstan. Archeologists will receive 200 million Tenge for excavation works. The Yeleke Sazy burial site is one of the largest landmark facilities in the Tarbagatai Mountains. The researchers will summarize the results of the studies at the international research-to-practice conference, “Altay – Golden Cradle of Turkic World” in September.    

ZHANERKE AKHMADIYEVA, STAFF, HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PRESERVATION CENTER:

- This year, the fourth project will start in Semey. We are planning to hold large excavations this summer. We hope to discover historically valuable items. The funds will cover not only archeological studies. A monograph of three famous Kazakh archeologists, Zeynolla Samashev, Abesh Toleubauev and Karl Baipakov will also be published.  

Tourists can learn about Kazakhstan’s historical landmarks from any part of the world. New electronic maps will be interesting not only to the the academic community but also to the people of Kazakhstan and foreign tourists as well. For example, a mobile application created in Mangystau region will allow users to read about the tourist attractions, book a hotel and learn about the program of various events. New attractions are being added to the database. There are currently 23 facilities, including the Valley of Balls, underground mosques, the Blue Bay, canyons and ravines.     

ALKUAT NASSUKHAULY, PROJECT CO-AUTHOR:

 - The main distinctive feature of our application is that it can work offline without Internet. Users can enter one of the holy sites of Mangystau region in the navigator and get there by car. As part of the Digital Kazakhstan program, residents of our region and most importantly, foreign and Kazakh tourists can use this opportunity.