Expedition "Following the footsteps of ancestors" studied Torgai geoglyphs
Torgai geoglyphs have already become a worldwide project and the main sensation in the European Association of Archaeologists. Moreover, they are among the five most mysterious objects on the planet. The expedition titled "Following the footsteps of ancestors" took advantage of the unique opportunity to plunge into the history of the Mahanjar culture and study the Torgai geoglyphs. Ten years ago, Kostanai researcher Dmitry Dei, studied the satellite images and discovered unusual giant stones in the steppes of Northern Kazakhstan. The objects make up a huge square, a three-beam swastika, parallel arches, and rings. These giant, geometrically correct drawings can only be seen from a bird's eye view. According to scientists, geoglyphs are thousands of years old.
DMITRY DEI, RESEARCHER:
- This is a huge construction of a square shape, with diagonals. It covers the area of 8 hectares. This is 50% larger than the area of the Cheops pyramid.
Torgai geoglyphs continue to attract interest from foreign experts. Together with domestic scientists Japanese and American researchers are studying them. According to Sapar Yskakov, head of the expedition "Following the Footsteps of the Ancestors", Kazakhstani researchers need to conduct archaeological excavations to find the answer to the main historical riddle of Kazakhstan.
SAPAR ISKAKOV, TRAVELER:
- This requires an entire institution. We need to connect the maximum number of the best scientists and invite foreign experts. To date, only a small part of the work has been done. And the mystery remains a mystery.
Part of the finds has been destroyed during construction. Saving what remains is a priority for the scientists. Experts are sure that this area still contains a lot of secrets, including traces of ancient civilizations. The Kazakh President in his article on spiritual modernization places emphasis on the cultural and geographical heritage of Kazakhstan's land, which for many centuries saved it’s from spiritual impoverishment and at the same time was a source of national pride.