Scientific expedition devoted to 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khanate comes to end
The scientific expedition ‘On the ways of the great Khans’ dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khanate came to end in Kazakhstan. It lasted from August 3 till August 10. Leaving from Astana, the expedition crossed about 4,500 kilometers, visiting historical sites. The researchers visited the famous mausoleums, inspected the remains of ancient cities Sozak, Syganak, Sauran, and visited the capital of Kazakh Khanate Turkestan and monuments of Taraz. Meanwhile, they saw native lands of Alikhan Bukeikhanov, burial of one of the last Kazakh rulers of the 19th century Uali Khan in Akmola region.
Burkitbai AYAGAN, DIRECTOR OF STATE HISTORY INSTITUTE:
- We conducted a comparative analysis of the landscape that was at that time, according to the historical data that we have, and current climate, the historical zone of Kazakhstan. In short, the results of the study will be reported to the public and they will be reflected in our books, studies and they will be presented at conferences.
According to the participants of the expedition, the visit to Ulytau was the most memorable. This place is called the "heart" of Kazakh land. Unique monuments are scattered all throughout these lands.
Radik TEMIRGALIYEV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF STATE HISTORY INSTITUTE:
- There was a wonderful museum of Alash-Khan, who was the first Kazakh Khan. Now historians argue, of course, who was the first real prototype of Alash-Khan, but for every Kazakh his name is sacred. People consider themselves sons and children of Alash. The visit to this mausoleum impressed me very much.