‘Masterpieces Of West’ exhibition
National Museum of Kazakhstan has opened an exhibition of historical artifacts of Western Kazakhstan, particularly the Aktobe, Atyrau and Mangystau regions.
140 rarities were brought to Astana, including ‘Taksai Beauty,’ ‘The Armor of Yeset Batyr’ and mock-up of the mausoleum of ‘Kobylandy Batyr.’ Facilities which were included in the list of Holy places in Kazakhstan were also presented. The facilities include Abat-Baytak necropolis, Isatai Batyr mausoleum, Doszhan-ishan Mosque, Khan Molasy necropolis and the tomb of Bopai Khanym.
Visitors can view the unique archaeological monuments, medieval city centers, religious facilities and historical personalities. Exhibits that were not showcased in other museums previously can now be found in the National Museum. For example, the helmet of the descendants of Samet Batyr, which had been passed on from generations for nearly three centuries is currently available at the museum.
MAKHMUT BAIZHANOV, DESCENDANT OF SAMET BATYR:
- My father Baizhan had kept the helmet of Samet Batyr in a chest. Even this chest has survived. The helmet has been passed from father to son and now I own it. Our whole family respects Samet Batyr. He was a saint and he could predict the future.