‘Golden man’ tours world museums
The “Golden man” is exhibited in various museums of the world. The internationally known Saka warrior from the Issyk burial was presented at an exhibition in Moscow. The exposition is organized as part of an international exhibition project. All the exhibits are presented in Russia for the first time. Exhibition of Kazakhstan’s valuable artifacts is an exciting cultural event for Moscow residents.
VLADIMIR ARISTARKHOV, RUSSIAN FIRST DEPUTY MINISTER OF CULTURE:
- Everybody should understand the importance of this event. The “Golden Man” discovery is one of the greatest events in archeology of the 20th century. And this exhibition that we opened today may be compared to the exhibition of Tutankhamun’s treasures in its scale as well as cultural and archeological significance. The “Golden Man” demonstrates that Kazakhstan and the Kazakh people have great cultural traditions and we need to know that.
MIKHAIL ZHVYDKOI, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT:
- The discovery of the “Golden Man” and related Saka jewelry and goods is extremely important for understanding of the nation’s place in the history. It is as important as the discovery of petroglyphs near Almaty that testify the thousands-year-old history of this place. This historic foundation is very important for every nation.
The steppe discoveries demonstrate how Scythian culture developed on the territory of present-day Kazakhstan. Scientists say that these artifacts can help better understand the origins of the Kazakh statehood.
ZAINOLLA SAMASHEV, ARCHEOLOGIST:
- Some components of this culture naturally blended into the Kazakh culture in decorative and applied arts as well as ornamental arts. This exposition is designed to demonstrate the history of the Kazakh people that spans two and a half thousand years.
Kazakhstan’s National Museum staff presented other unique exhibits as well, such as golden items of the seventh-third century B.C. and a collection of women’s silver jewelry that contains over 170 pieces of jewelry dated nineteenth-twentieth centuries. The exhibition in Moscow will end on May, 13. By 2020, the exhibits will tour the CIS countries, Asia, Europe and America.