A unique find in Turkistan. The Kazakh Research Institute of Culture within the “Restoration of historical sites of the Kultobe settlement” project, in the northern part of the settlement, archaeologists found the remains of Kazakh dwellings of the XIX century and dwelling houses of the Kokand and other periods.
Researchers thinks that some dwelling buildings date back to the XVI-XVII centuries. The building constructions of these periods are underexplored problems in local historical science and are important for science.
At the excavation the scientists found ceiling beams, fragments of roof, a brazier with ash and a corridor. In addition, during the excavation of these cultural layers of the Kultobe settlement, archaeologists found many fragments of unique ceramic dishes - samples of the original Turkistan style.
All these and other objects of the Kultobe settlement in the future will become key tourist points of the archaeological park, which will represent the main milestones of Kazakhstani history in one place.
According to the head of the archaeological expedition, Serik Akylbek, in the future, experts hope to find more ancient structures here. Our main goal is to explore the city, to preserve and restore it.
The Kultobe settlement, which is the historical forerunner of the ancient Turkistan, is located in the buffer zone of the Khoja Ahmed Yasawi mausoleum, a World Heritage Site.
Publication Date: 01.02.2021
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