Научно-Исследовательский Институт Проблем Биологической Безопасности

AMAZING JOURNEY TO TANGBALY

Leader of the Nation N.A. Nazarbayev in his message to the people “Growth in the welfare of Kazakhstanis: improving incomes and quality of life”  marked 2019 the Year of Youth in the country.

On the initiative of the chairman of the primary party organization “Gvardiysk” of the party “Nur Otan” Kassenov Marhabat Melisbekovich, with the support of the trade union committee of the institute and the Council of young scientists, as well as in the framework of “Zhastar zhyly”, as well as articles of the Head of state “Rukhani zhangyru (Spiritual modernization)” and “Uly dalanyn 7 qyry (7 facets of the Great Steppe)”, in order to patriotically educate the youth of the Research Institute of Biosafety Problems, to involve them in the socio-cultural environment, the event “Oz taryhyngdy tanyp bіl (Know your history)” was carried out. During the event, an excursion was organized to the State Historical, Cultural and Natural Reserve-Museum “Tangbaly”, located in the Zhambyl district of Almaty region.

Petroglyphs minted and engraved on stones in the Tangbaly tract near the village of Karabastau, bordering the plain, which is a desert and semi-desert zone in the west of the Zhambyl region, are now becoming a source of tourism and are offered to the attention of foreign tourists as a rich heritage of our people and the pride of our country.

In 2005, at UNESCO Headquarters, UNESCO Director-General Konchiro Matsura handed the director of the reserve museum a certificate on inclusion of the Kazakhstan nomination “Rock paintings with the archaeological landscape “Tangbaly”” in the UNESCO World Heritage List, thereby noting the high attention to the importance and significance of this monument. On the territory of the tract “Tangbaly” there are more than a hundred monuments – settlements, burial grounds, ancient rock art, rock paintings and places of worship (places of sacrifice) of different times – the Bronze Age, starting from the middle of the XIV – XIII centuries BCE until the XIX-XX centuries. Tangbaly is an archaeological complex showing the history of the ancient and current peoples of our country.

According to archaeologists, many cave paintings in Tangbaly can be called the unique cave art of Central Asia in the Bronze Age. Also, historical sites confirm that one of the branches of the ancient Silk Road was located here.

The trip was a very useful event held to revive the interest of young people in their native land and its history. Young scientists expressed their opinion about the museum, that it aroused their special interest and desire to learn the secrets of their native land and that they received a great impression from the trip.