5 ancient mosques and 20 wells discovered in Mangystau region
Five ancient underground mosques and 20 wells have been discovered in the Mangystau region. Historians of the region have found them during an early stage of the complex expedition aimed at studying the local historical and cultural facilities. The underground mosques of the 19th century were found in areas of the Mangystau and Tupkaragan districts. The wells joined the network of the wells of the region. In the 1820s, the local water supply system consisted of 4,168 wells. 40 local and foreign scientists took part in the expedition. They studied the archaeological monuments and collected ethnographic information. They were also introduced to the tourist potential of the historical sites such as ‘Otpantau and ‘Sherkala.’
MARAT UTESINOV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATURAL RESERVE:
- There was no historical record in the Mangystau region of a period between the I-IX centuries. The expedition has opened new pages of ancient history. Many monuments have been found. The complex study of the region will be continued next year. In the future, we hope to find more valuable historical data.