Golden Man will be Presented in Greece
National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan will open the exhibition “The Great Steppe: History and Culture” at the Epigraphic Museum of Athens.
The exhibition runs from November 11 to December 11, 2019, as part of the international exhibition project “The Procession of the Golden Man in the world museums.”
The aim of the exhibition is to familiarize a foreign audience with the rich historical and cultural heritage of Kazakhstan.
The symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Golden Man, will be presented at the exhibition.
In the late 1960s - early 1970s, an archaeological sensation occurred in the vicinity of Almaty: in the Issyk mound the remains of the Saka king, “Golden Man” were discovered. The priceless find was dubbed the “Kazakh Tutankhamun” and was recognized as the discovery of the century.
In total, the exhibition features 144 items from the collections of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
As part of a large-scale project, the exhibition was held with great success in the museums of Belarus, Russia, Azerbaijan, China, Poland, South Korea and Uzbekistan, Malaysia, and Turkey.
The masterpieces of ancient and medieval art of Kazakhstan which represented at the exhibition are only a small part of the works of the nameless masters of the past, reflecting the originality of the heritage of the Eurasian steppe culture.