As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the historical and cultural complex “Shym Kala” in Shymkent, a movable exhibition “The Great Silk Road and the Medieval Civilization of the Otrar Oasis” was opened, organized by the Otrar state archaeological preserve-museum “Otrar”
The director of the historical and cultural complex “Shym Kala” Ateev Beybolat, historian, chronicler Mombek Abdiakimuly, senior lecturer of M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University Tashtanov Zhanabek had speech in the opening ceremony with wishes of success to all organizers of the exhibition.
The director of Otrar state archaeological preserve-museum Zhangeldy Makhashov: “Otrar is the spiritual treasury of the nation, attracting the attention of scientists from all over the world, UNESCO with its ancient historical values. As the leader of the nation N.A. Nazarbayev noted, “Great Otrar is the golden core of Kazakh civilization, the ancient city Otrar, which has deep historical roots, the mausoleum of St. Arystanbab, the teacher of Khoja Ahmed Yassavi, is one of the treasures of our people and the spiritual value of our nation.” The birthplace of the great thinker of the East Abu Nasr al-Farabi is a region with a thousand-year history, rich in historical and cultural monuments that embody the greatness of our nation. Otrar state archaeological preserve-museum, which contains exhibits related to the formation of the Kazakh people as a nation and the deep history of the ancient Otrar, has been fruitfully working for more than 40 years, contributes to the development of our culture and the prosperity of our state, passing on its past to the younger generation, passing on his heritage of ancestors and at the end of his speech the director thanked the management and staff of the historical and cultural complex “Shym Kala”.
At the exhibition, the medieval exhibits from the collection of the museum fund was presented to the public which tells about the history of ancient civilization – tableware, jewelry and other genuine archaeological artifacts used in everyday life.