By order of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated May 14, 2021 No. 64, the “Veteran of Labor” medal was awarded to the advisor to the director of Otrar state archaeological preserve-museum, archaeologist-scientist Aldabergenov Nurtaza Orynkhanovich. The meeting was officially opened by acting director of Otrar museum Zhangeldy Makhashov, and also the deputy akim of Otrar region Perdekhan Zhapparkulov made a congratulatory speech. Talking about the career of Nurtaza Orynkhanuly, Perdekhan Abayevich thanked the ministry for such a decision and presented a medal. Nurtaza Aldabergenov was born on November 20, 1947 in the village of Arys, Turkestan region (South Kazakhstan region). In 1965 he entered the Department of Archeology of the Faculty of History of Tashkent University, the only university in Central Asia and Kazakhstan that trains specialists in archeology. In his student years, he participated in archaeological expeditions in southern Turkmenistan, Termez, Kesh and Kyrgyzstan, went through a large school of life and gained experience. At this time, lectures were given by teachers M.E. Masson, known as “the father of the archeology of Central Asia”, the renowned archaeologist and art critic G.A. Pugachenkova and other qualified specialists. N. Aldabergenov not only received theoretical knowledge, but also actively participated in archaeological field work. After graduating from high school in 1970, Nurtaza Orynkhanuly began his career in the excavation of the ancient city of Otrar as part of Otrar archaeological expedition of the Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. From 1970 to 1973 he worked as an inspector of the Kyzyl (now Otrar) regional education department of the Shymkent oblast (Turkestan oblast), from 1971 to 1973 he worked as an archaeologist in the Republican workshop of scientific reconstruction of the Ministry of Culture of the Kazakh SSR. From 1973 to 2004 he worked as a teacher at the Department of Archeology and Ethnology of the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi. Over the years of work at the university, he taught students of the Faculty of History such disciplines and courses as “Archeology”, “Archeology of Central Asia”, “Asian Archeology”, “European Archeology”, “Medieval cities of Kazakhstan”, “Methods of archaeological research” and showed himself as qualified and experienced teacher. Taking into account his many years of work in the field of archeology, Nurtaza Aldabergenov was appointed director of Otrar State Archaeological preserve-museum in 2004 at the direct invitation of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In order to improve the work of the museum, he opened the section “Restoration and Conservation” in the Otrar Museum, identified and introduced into scientific circulation about 300 monuments of history and culture of the Otrar oasis. Until reaching retirement age, Nurtaza Aldabergenov honorably studied, protected and popularized archaeological sites, and within the framework of the “Cultural Program”, together with Academician K.M. Baipakov wrote an album-book “Valley of Otrar”. He was awarded various republican and regional awards and the title of cultural worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan.