‘Golden Man’ world tour
The world tour of the symbol of Kazakhstan, the Golden Man, is continuing. The exhibition focuses on the valuable discovery of the 20th century and is presented at the National History Museum of Azerbaijan. Visitors said they were looking forward to viewing the unique artifact of the Turkic nations in Baku.
SEVDA MAMEDALIYEVA, VICE MINISTER OF CULTURE OF AZERBAIJAN:
- Our Kazakh brothers brought one of the best exhibitions in the world. I think, that such cultural events will strengthen our good neighborly relations and partnership, as well as mutual understanding between our peoples and countries.
Archeologists led by Kemal Akishev discovered the golden armor of the Saka warrior in Issyk Kurgan in 1969. Researchers also found the runic inscription. Researcher Zaur Gassanov was involved in the deciphering of the text, which suggested that the name of the buried man was Syngly.
ZAUR GASSANOV, AZERBAIJANI ARCHEOLOGIST, ETHNOGRAPHER:
- In that burial mound, a runic inscription was found. This is very important for all Turkic nations. This inscription and the burial mound are the symbols of the modern Turkic people, uniting us from the ancient Scythian and Saka times.
A collection of golden jewelry dating back to the 7th - 3d centuries B.C. was discovered in Issyk Kurgan and over 170 women’s silver jewelries of the 19th - 20th centuries were also presented at the exhibition. Azerbaijan is the third country where the Golden Man was exhibited. European cities are the next destinations for the tour.