Unique archeological findings
Earlier archaeologists have discovered unknown artefacts in the Akmola region. Scientists have estimated that the bronze pendant is 4,000 years old which was found on the border with the North Kazakhstan region in the floodplain of the Yesil River. In general, this season was quite fruitful for the archaeologists. Recently, women's gold jewelries of the Bronze Age were found on the famous Kenotkel mound in the Zerendi district. According to experts, jewelries are well preserved almost in its original form. Analysis shows that it is most likely that the burial belongs to a noble woman. More than 150 archaeological exhibits have been discovered in the mound.
SERIK ISKAKOV, SPOKESPERSON, CENTER FOR PROTECTION OF HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE:
- We have already studied nearly 60 artifacts. We will investigate 5 - 6 burial mounds within a year. There are archaeological relics of the Bronze, the Eneolithic, the Neolithic ages and even monuments of the middle ages. Therefore, we can say that the Akmola region is a storehouse of historical monuments.
This year, staff of the regional Museum of Local History are actively involved in excavations. The expedition of well-known archaeologist Viktor Seibert has already concluded the first results of research. Scientists have managed to find traces of the Petrov culture that preceded the Bronze Age. The archaeologists have found fragments of dishes and small ornaments. Experts consider the bronze pendant as the most valuable among the artifacts. According to the museum staff, this is the first find of this kind in their work experience.
KUANYSH SHAKSHAKOV, DIRECTOR, MUSEUM OF LOCAL HISTORY, AKMOLA REGION:
- The peculiarity of this expedition is that artifacts hadn’t been discovered earlier in our region. Take for example this item. Secondly, financing for the project was not allocated. The expedition was conducted at the expense of sponsorship funds. Thirdly, the project will have its continuation, particularly; it will last for three years. This is because the Yesil and Shagala rivers are very extensive and require a deeper and more comprehensive analysis.
ZHASULAN UKEYEV, STAFF, MUSEUM OF LOCAL HISTORY, AKMOLA REGION:
- Previously unknown artifacts have been found which shows the peculiarity of this archaeological expedition. This is how it differs from all the other expeditions. In general, this project is designed for three years. We plan to thoroughly study the area of the interfluve between Yesil and Shagala.
In total, the territory of the Akmola region has more than 1,700 historical and cultural monuments. 976 of the monuments are of special archaeological importance. The artifacts have been transferred to the regional Museum of Local History. The museum stores approximately 3,000 exhibits. Nearly 1,000 of them are publicly displayed.