Historical and cultural monuments of Mangistau – help for the development of tourism in the region


Akim of the region Yeraly Tugzhanov on the feast Day of Astana visited the historical-cultural monuments Mangistau “Apenny IG”, “Himself Alasi”.

“Mangistau – Museum under the open sky”, – has noted the head of the region Eraly Tugzhanov in his speeches. In the framework of implementing the instruction of the Head of the state N. Nazarbayev on development of tourism in the region Eraly, Lukpanovich visited and got acquainted with important historical and cultural places Mangistau. Those in the Holy land in our region is not enough. If today they are causing no small interest to historians, then tomorrow they can become a place of attraction for tourists. In the framework of the President, “Rouhani janiro” works on scientific research, preservation, accomplishment and tourist use of ancient and medieval archeological sites and settlements, expanding cultural infrastructure, stepped up the propaganda and popularization of historical cultural values, the measures on creation of complete system of studying of cultural heritage.

In 2011 the local authorities of the village Beineu and Mangystau archaeologists was made archaeological excavations of the barrows “Apenny IG” (Kurgan Akana), “He Alasi” (the City Itself). The first historical monument was registered in 2006 by specialists of Mangystau Museum-reserve of A. Astafiev, M. Almenov. Mound Akana is located 70 kilometers from the village Beyneu in the North-Eastern part of the area, is a large architectural structure of circular plan, built of limestone. The dome eventually collapsed. The height of the object according to archaeologists, 5-6 metres diameter and 45 metres. Once he was the temple-the sanctuary of the Sarmatians, and later, according to the scientists discovery of the remains of the burial of seven people were used to dumping people. An interesting fact is that among the discovered human remains, were found the remains of a man buried with gold attributes of clothing, jewelry. Five ceramic vessels discovered in the temple survived.

Another place shrouded in mystery and full of historical mysteries is the site of “He”. It is 20 kilometers from the North-West area Turis. More precisely from a geographical point of view, it can be noted that the area of finding the historical monument Keruen Saray has a sunken form in the Eastern part of the monument is a rural road. Geographically the settlement Sam is located in the Central part of the Ustyurt plateau, Samsky Sands.

A historical and cultural monument “Self” is located 65 kilometers East of the village of Beineu – 45°35′ latitude and 55°52′ longitude, is situated amongst the area “Baldeo”. Living in this sandy area people called Sands “Beldame”, “Chic”, “Mole”, width 5 km in length and 10 km from the settlement was once erected a small building of burnt red brick. According to archaeologists through the country lay on the trade route. On the territory of the ancient city Itself, where they found heaps of stones, used to demarcate the territory of the time. To date, 14 room buildings of the middle ages, built of red brick, survived only piles. In one was a mosque, a canteen and even belonging to the era of the Golden Horde, bathrooms with warm floors. There are also 6 wells. – Dome complex reached 4, 5 meters. The height of the gate caravanserai exceed 9 meters. According to scientists, the complex, uniting two people of the Golden Horde and Central Asia, a vivid example of the unique architecture of that time. The composition of building materials of the era distinctive. The story goes that the area conveys a special trait of the 14th century, telling about how they lived in those days, than did for a living and what faith they adhere to.

Yeraly Tugzhanov said noting the unique historical and cultural monuments, said that these objects should become a destination for tourists.