Kultobe to turn into open-air archeological park

Kultobe to turn into open-air archeological park

An open-air archeological park will open soon in Kazakhstan. Developers are already working on scientific concept of the Kultobe settlement project. This was reported at a briefing in the Central Communications Service by Director General of the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture Andrey Khazbulatov. He said that the study of the historical site made it possible to make a number of discoveries.

“Ancient Turkistan has always attracted the attention of researchers, starting from famous Soviet archeologist, historian and orientalist Mikhail Masson. Based on large-scale research works and artifacts found at the Kultobe settlement, local orientalists speak with confidence not only about the age of Turkistan, which is 2,000 years old, but also have material evidence of its continuous history,” he commented.

World experts highly appreciated the work on research and promotion of Kultobe. Expert Michael Jansen said that the project administration managed to bring together best archeologists of world and local level into one team. It is also interesting that one of the most important principles of UNESCO, which is the integrity of the monument, is observed here. Cultural layers have been preserved on Kultobe at all stages of the evolution of this important religious, cultural, economic and administrative center, not only of Kazakhstan, but of the entire Turkic world.


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