The ancient settlement of Sarayshyk will now become an open-air museum
The ancient capital of the Golden Horde and the rate of seven Kazakh khans will become the open air museum. The Saraishyk settlement in the Atyrau region will be turned into a modern tourist complex which will include exhibition halls, a conference hall for 150 people and a library. Moreover, there will be a repository for archaeological findings from excavation works of a historical monument of the 15th-16th centuries. Experts from Russia and Astana, Almaty and Uralsk were invited to conduct the scientific and restoration work. For the first time a restoration workshop of ancient relics will be created in the region. All this will contribute to the development of internal and external tourism.
MALIK AMANOV, HEAD, REGIONAL DEPARTMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION:
- We plan to build a visit-center of the Saraishyk settlement. The design and estimate documentation is being prepared. After everything is ready, in the second half of this year we are going to start construction and installation works.
Kyzylorda Regional Museum of Local History opened the ‘Sacral Kazakhstan and Archeology’ hall, where the history of the Aral Sea region is presented. In addition, gold coins, jewelry and other decorations of people lived in ancient settlements like Chirik-Rabat, Zhankent, Gent and Syganak were showcased. The 400 gold and silver coins were found during excavations and now are stored in the the museum.
ASKHAT SAILAU, SENIOR STAFF, KYZYLORDA REGIONAL MUSEUM OF LOCAL HISTORY:
The Map of Holy places of the Kyzylorda region includes 16 macro and 47 microsacral facilities. The exhibits are housed in 4 central showcases and divided into five groups in the museum’s hall including natural and landscape facilities, architectural complexes, religious shrines for pilgrimage, monuments of archeology and places of significant historical and political events.
12 national cultural sites from the Kyzylorda region were included into the list of Kazakhstan's national holy facilities and 25 historical and cultural monuments were included into the regional list.