"GOLD OF SKIFS" AND EXHIBITION OF SILK WAYS
National Museum of Kazakhstan is hosting a unique exhibition named the 'Gold of the Scyths' that unveils the history of the ancient nomads. The exposition consists of over 200 best artifacts of Scythian culture dated back to the 7th-2nd centuries BC, including exhibits from the collection of the National, Orenburg Governor's Museum and unique finds from the collection of famous Kazakh restorer Krym Altynbekov. The exhibition gives an opportunity to see objects of decorative and applied art unique in their beauty and technique.
VYACHESLAV TREGUBOV, STAFF, ORENBURG GOVERNOR’S MUSEUM:
- In our territory, there were excavations of the unique Sarmatian necropolis, known as the Philipp burial mound. It revealed many unexpected facts. At the exhibition, we are presenting a sort of a cultural symbol, the ceremonial Sarmatian sword. You will not see such exhibits in any museum. Restorers from Moscow saved its life.
The National Museum is also hosting a cultural and historical exhibition of the Silk Road countries. 3D technologies let each visitor make an exciting journey on medieval roads and see ancient artifacts made by artisans. The Kazakhstan part of the Silk Road is represented by unique historical monuments, the cities of Otyrar, Syganak, Talgar and Taraz. They were not just trade centers but also the centers of science and culture.
KARL BAIPAKOV, SCIENTIST, ARCHEOLOGIST:
- It is very important because expo visitors can learn about the Silk Road. Kazakhstan was a bridge between Europe and Asia. Kazakhstan's Silk Road section was very important because of the cities of Otyrar, Turkestan and Almaty lying on the way. Each city is history, our rich history, which shows that Kazakhstan was not only a country of nomads, but also a country of cities, a country of developed urban culture.