International project "The Golden Man Procession through the Museums of the World" kicked off in Minsk
The exhibition ‘Art of the nomads of the Great Steppe’ is touring worldwide. International project "The Golden Man Procession through the Museums of the World" kicked off in Minsk. Kazakhstan’s unique exposition was presented in the National Art Museum of Belarus for the first time. The exhibition displays 232 exhibits and 120 types of forged products made from gold, the noblest metal in the world.
ALLA GAVRILOVA, STAFF, NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF BELARUS:
- These are original artifacts. Visitors from all the CIS countries have an opportunity to see them for the first time. The Golden Man is just behind me. Its picture is displayed on all the banners across the city because it is a valuable exhibit.
The exhibited jewelry dates back to the early Iron Age, the 7th century BC. The expedition led by famous archeologist Kemal Akishev discovered the Saka gold near Almaty in 1969. The funerary chamber with the burial of the Saka leader and his golden attire were untouched. This allowed recreating the unique image of the "Golden Man".
YELENA SENKEVICH, STAFF, NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF BELARUS:
- I know a lot about collections, and graves that have been discovered in the territory of your country. And yet this first Kazakhstan’s discovery can be compared with the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt.
The insurance price of the collection is more than 10 million euros. The collection is kept in special showcases made from armored glass. Belarusians will have an opportunity to see the world’s one of the most ancient gold collections until the end of the month. Then, the exhibition will tour to Europe and North America.