• TURKESTAN: THE FARAB LIBRARY SURPRISED FOREIGN SCIENTISTS AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS

TURKESTAN: THE FARAB LIBRARY SURPRISED FOREIGN SCIENTISTS AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS

Mayor of Turkestan region Umirzak Shukeyev together with leading foreign scientists and archaeologists visited the library "Farab". Created as a multifunctional educational complex, the new educational institution has no analogues in the country. The youth center is equipped with modern technologies. The center will become a favorite place for all book lovers as a complex that combines creativity and inspiration and brings to life unique projects. All conditions are created for this.
Deputy chairman of the National committee of the World Heritage of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dmitry Voyakin, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, General Director of the Institute of Archeology named after A. Margulan Baurzhan Baitanayev, Academician, Deputy Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies named after Z. Bunyatova Shahin Mustafayev got acquainted with the work of the new library, professor of Anthropology at Washington University St. Louis Michael Frachetti, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Director of the Institute of Archaeology named after A.H. Khalikova Ayrat Sitdikov, Professor of Archaeology, corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute Viktor Zaibert.
At the same time, the team that took 3rd place at the 2019 world robotics championship has started working in the “Farab” library. Young people presented their new products in the Fab-Lab production laboratory and shared the subtleties of their business. With a simple set of five machines, anyone can create a game world, from decorative items to a computer, they say.
The library has opened the only workshop in Central Asia for the restoration of old documents and books. There is a projection room for creating a 3D model, a calligraphy and art studio, and a pottery workshop. A large hall is equipped for the presentation of new works. The library houses a Research center - the main book depository. Very rare books and monuscripts are kept here. Foreign scientists were surprised by the book collection, they were presented with archives of ancient books, manuscripts and documents.
At the same time, foreign scientists and archaeologists took part in the round table "Turkestan 3000 years", which was held at the International Kazakh-Turkish University named after A. H. Yasawi. During the meeting, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Director General of the Institute of Archeology named after A. Margulan Bauyrzhan Baitanayev shared the news that can change history. According to him, when calculating the age of Turkestan, data collected in the Soviet era was used, and that this information is no longer relevant.
"While studying the archaeological complexes on the territory of Turkestan, we discovered two ancient cemeteries. The burials and paraphernalia found here undoubtedly date back to the XV century BC. These relics show that the tribes who lived here buried the corpses here and lived on the territory of this city," Baitanayev said.
Press service of the akim of Turkestan region

Publication Date: 16.04.2021

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