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The field expedition “Historical Heritage of Mangystau: Monuments of the Oguz-Kipchak Era” has commenced

Today on April 5th, the Turkic Academy, with the support of the Mangystau Regional administration, commenced a field expedition titled "Historical Heritage of Mangystau: Monuments of the Oguz-Kipchak Era."

The goal of the ten-day field research is to explore and revive the historical and cultural monuments of the Oguz-Kipchak era in the Mangystau region, which is one of the important nodes of the ancient Great Silk Road in the history of Central Asia.

The scientific expedition is led by President of the Turkic Academy Shahin Mustafayev and includes an Associate Professor at the West Kazakhstan Innovation and Technological University Murat Kalmenov, a senior researcher at the Yahyo Gulomov Samarkand Institute of Archaeology of the Agency of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan Aisulu Iskanderova along with scientific experts from the Turkic Academy Nurbolat Bogenbayev and Nurdin Useev.

According to the expedition participants, the historical region, spanning from ancient Huns to the ancient Turkic era, is linked with the history of the Khazar Khaganate and the Khorezm region. It encompasses a vast valley inhabited by Oguz and Kipchak tribes and boasts a rich archaeological heritage.

Thousands of historical and archaeological monuments have been preserved in this region, including ancient cemeteries, mounds, indigenous settlements, cities and fortresses, caravan palaces, underground mosques, tombs, tombstones and burial monuments from the 8th to 13th centuries.