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ҚР Мәдениет және спорт министрлігі, Отырар мемлекеттік археологиялық қорық-музейінің ұйымдастыруымен Елбасымыз Н.Ә.Назарбаевтың «Ұлы даланың жеті қыры» бағдарламасы аясында «Отырар – туризм орталығы» тақырыбында пресс-тур ұйымдастырылды.
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CUSTODIAN OF NATIONAL HERITAGE

On April 9, employees of the department of Ethnography, literature, cultural and social events of the Otrar State Archaeological Preserve-museum, together with the Temir school stuff and employees of the Timur Rural House of Culture organized a scientific and practical seminar on the theme “ Custodian of National Heritage”, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the founder of the Otrar museum and historian Asatai Alimov.
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Mercy - the spiritual creed of the peoples of Kazakhstan

In March 1, it was held a round table on the theme “Mercy - the spiritual creed of the peoples of Kazakhstan.” in Otrar state archaeological preserve-museum. The purpose of the event is to explain the students the meaning of Thanksgiving Day and strengthen friendship among different nationalities.
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Problems of preservation and restoration of cultural heritage

November 29, 2018 in the framework of the program article of the President N. Nazarbayev "Look into the future: modernization of public consciousness" was organized by the Republican scientific and practical seminar Otrar state archaeological Museum-reserve on "Problems of preservation and restoration of cultural heritage."
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THE EXHIBITION “The Cultural Heritage of the Sacred Otrar” OPENED IN KYZYLORDA

November 26, 2018 in the framework of the implementation of the program of the President N.Nazarbayev “Course towards the future:” and in connection with the 20th anniversary of the city of Astana in the Kyzylorda region In the Art Gallery named after Aitbaeva opened a thematic and traveling exhibition of the Otrar State Archaeological Museum of the Otrar District of the Turkestan Region on the theme “The Cultural Heritage of the Sacred Otrar”.
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Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly visited Otrar.

On September 28, a working trip of the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Muhamediyuly to the town of Otrar was held. He took part in the laying of a capsule with a message to future generations on the site of the visit of the Visitor Center of Otrar.
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Residents and guests of Mangistau region can visit exhibitions of sacral Otrar

On July 8, 2018 it was officially opened thematic and moveable exhibition by Otrar state archaeological preservation museum on the theme “Cultural heritages of the sacred Otrar” within the framework of the program article of our President “Course towards the future: modernization of Kazakhstan’s identity” in Aktau. It was held the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which was organized to propagate the history of the sacred Otrar in the modern world.
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OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITION “HOLY HERITAGES OF THE ANCIENT OTRAR” WAS HELD IN ATYRAU.

In June 25, 2018 within the framework of President N.Nazarbayev’s program article “Course towards the future: modernization of Kazakhstan’s identity and the 20th anniversary of the capital of Astana, it was organized the thematic movable exhibition “Holy heritages of the ancient Otrar” in Atyrau oblast historical and regional museum by Otrar state archaeological preservation museum.
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The sacred heritage of the sacred Otrar

Today in Astana, at the National Center for Manuscripts and Rare Books, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the grand opening of the exhibition took place within the framework of the program article of President N. Nazarbayev...
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Modernized Museum

In March 1, 2018, a new modernized exposition hall of the Otrar State Archaeological Museum-Reserve was opened.
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Today, on March 1, the official opening ceremony of the renovated exposition of Otrar state archaeological preservation museum will take place.

Representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT!

29th 2017 year within the framework of realization of the program "Рухани жаңғыру" the employee of the
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HISTORICAL VALUE OF NATIONAL LIBERATION REVOLT AT THE HEAD WITH KENESARY

29th 2017 year within the framework of realization of the program "Рухани жаңғыру" the employee of the
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“PROBLEMS OF RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE”

In November 10, 2017 within the framework of President N.Nazarbayev’s program article “Course towards the future: modernization of Kazakhstan’s
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Kitchenware from Otrar oasis

Within the framework of the program article of the Head of our state N.A.Nazarbayev ‘Perspectives: modernization of social consciousness’ the staffs
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The transition to the Latin alphabet is the new peak of the Kazakh language

On October 19, a round table was organized in Otrar State Archaeological preservation museum on the theme "Transition
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Ahynnyn sozi-omirdin ornegi

Today, as part of program article of Perzident N. A. Nazarbayev "Bolashakka Badar: Ruhani zhangyru" research division
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Exhibition “Civilizabion Farab - Otrar” in Kyzylzhar

On 19 September at the Museum complex "Residence of Abylay Khan" was the opening of the exhibition
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In Turkestan arrived the famous conductor Zubin Meta

An outstanding musician of the world famous La Scala Zubin Mehta and the Minister of culture and sports
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Special project "Geography of the holy places of Kazakhstan" is in Otrar region

On August 19, 2017 Youth Cognitive Expedition under the special project "Geography of the holy places of Kazakhstan" was in the historical
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OTRAR EXHIBITIONS IN KOSTANAY

Today it took place an opening ceremony of the thematic exhibition “ Farab – Otrar civilization” within the framework of EXPO – 2017 organized
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Ancient books of Otrar are in Turkestan

Within the framework of the international exhibition EXPO-2017 held in Astana it was organized an exhibition of books on the theme: “Ancient books are the guarantee of spiritual rebirth” in the library hall of the mausoleum of Kodja Akhmed Yasaui in Turkestan by Otrar state archaeological preservation-museum.
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The Arystanbab library is the returned treasure

The condition of after October Revolution is known for all. Religious leaders, kozhas, mullahs, imams were victims of persecution and repression because of the soviet-atheistic policy.
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KOK TUDYN ZHELBIREGENI

Оn June 4 the Otrar archeological State Museum-reserve organized a round table devoted to the day of national symbols on the theme "Memlekettik rәmіzder- eldіgіmіz bin birligimiz".
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Actoin Zhetim korsen zhebei zhur

June 1 - World Children's Day. This international holiday has been celebrated since 1950. In connection with the celebration of this significant event, the employees of Otrar state archaeological preservation museum organized a charity event "Жетімкөрсеңжебейжүр" in Shymkent
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Supporting young talents -2

On May 7, 2017 RSE “Otrar state archaeological preservation museum” together with Otrar Regional Sport School organized a toguzkumalak tournament dedicated to the hero of the Soviet Union TemirbekIbragimov to support
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Traditionai fair of Otrar masters

On May 24th in entertainment center of "Keremet" on May 18 by "The international day of the museum" the third year the Otrar state archaeological reserve museum will organize
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Historical heritage is precious treasure!

April 21 the staffs of the “Archaeology and protection for the historical monuments” scientific research department of Otrar state archaeological preservation museum organized
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Relics of the ancient Otrar in Kokshe

May 17, 2017 in Akmola oblast historical and regional museum it was held an opening ceremony ofOtrarstate archaeological preservation museum
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Ancient exhibits are in Astana

In the Military History Museum of the Military-patriotic Center of the Armed Forces of RK it was solemnly openedthe exhibition of the Otrar state
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“Saraishyk: the history of the great city”.

April 3, 2017 The Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Administration of Atyrau oblast will hold an International conference
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Meeting of Turkic people in Turkestan.

This year Turkestan administration is a coordinator of the 35th session of the permanent council "Turksoy". The title "The spiritual capital of the Turkic world" is officially
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MERCY - SPIRITUAL CREDO OF THE PEOPLE OF KAZAKHSTAN

A new holiday was established by the decree of the head of the state on March 1- the Day of Gratitude in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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From 10 June to 10 September this year in Kazakhstan "EXPO - 2017" will be held international specialized exhibition. "EXPO - 2017" which will take place in the framework of cultural, entertainment and sporting events information about www.expo2017culture.kz you can visit the official website.

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Widely known across the Orient, the medieval city of Otrar stands at the point where several branches of the Great Silk Road crossed this region from 3rd century B.C. on. It became famous as a birth place of Abu Nasr al-Farabi, an outstanding encyclopedic scientist. Otrar was a large political, economical, cultural and trade centre which played an important role in the history of Central Asia. In the 6-8th centuries Otrar-Farab was the capital of a big early feudal domain in the middle confluence of the Syrdaria. In the 9th-12th centuries Otrar became the principal town of the region. In the 13th-15th centuries it was one of the biggest towns of South Kazakhstan and in the 16th-18th centuries it was the political and economic centre of the Kazakh Khanate.

Medieval Arab and Persian historians and geographers wrote in their works about this town as a political, trade and cultural centre in the south of Kazakhstan which played an important role in the history of Central Asia. As regards the role and significance of the town, it was greatly due to its advantageous geographical position. At the confluence of the Arys and the Syrdaria Otrar was a large farming position. Situated at the foothills of Karatau, Otrar was a stronghold of the nomads. A.N.Bernshtam, a well-known orientalist and archaeologist noted that it had been difficult to find a more auspicious and more dangerous position in Central Asia.

Otrar was the principal, but not the only town in the middle Syrdaria. The region of Otrar or Farab included the towns of Keder, Vesidzh and Borukh. At present there is nothing left of them, like many other towns and townships, whose names have not come down to us, but mounds conceiling a kind of “archives” of material culture of the past.

According to the sources the inhabitants of Otrar moved to Turkestan, Shymkent, and Shilik. By the 18th century Otrar had become desolate and it lay in ruins turning into a rain-eroded mound which the local inhabitants called Otrartobe. The ruins of Otrar and other towns and settlements had long been drawing the attention of explorers. The first topographical plan of Otrar was completed in 1903. In 1904, A.A.Cherkasov and A.K.Clare, members of the Turkestan Society of Amateur Archaeologists, carried out the first archaeological excavations. Large scale excavations here took place in 1969, especially in 1971. Expeditions were headed by the first Kazakh archaeologists Kemal Akyshev. As a result medieval Otrar became an archaeological centre of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. On the 11 May 1979, on the base of the present museum, it was established Otrar state archaeological preservation-museum which was the first scientific and educational organization devoted to the preservation of this historical site. In 1982, the museum opened its doors to the public.

The total area of the reserve museum is about 11546 ha. The museum is responsible for the protection of Monuments and sites situated in the territory of the Otrar region including 3 sites of national significance and 72 sites of local significance. The Museum has 6 departments, devoted respectively to Archaeology, Protection historical monuments, Restoration and conservation, Ethnography, Fund, Literature and Art, and the Museum - library “Otrar Rukhaniyaty”. The ruins of Otrar, and the Arystanbab burial memorial and the Otrar State archaeological preservation-museum’s exhibition have always attracted the attention of visitors and researchers. In the future nine new touristy points on the route of the Great Silk Road will appear. The main aim is to collect study and preserve our cultural heritage for present and future generations.