Tashkent demonstrates Golden Man – the symbol of Kazakhstan
As previously reported, “Great Steppe: History and Culture” exhibition kicked off in Tashkent.
The goal of the exhibition is to introduce fans of art and culture of Kazakhstan with its rich history and cultural heritage. It demonstrates the Golden Man – a symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In the late 1960s – early 1970s, archaeological excavations were carried out in the vicinity of Almaty. During the study of Issik Kurgan, Kemal Akishev found the remains of the Golden Man – the ruler of the Saks. This find has become a symbol of Kazakhstan, received the name Kazakh Tutankhamon and was recognized as the largest discovery of the century.
The Golden Man exhibition was held in Russia, China, Poland, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Korea, and the Republic of Tatarstan. It was visited by more than a million people. It is planned that by the end of 2020 the exhibition will be held in 20 countries of the world.
At the exhibition, held in the State Museum of Art of Uzbekistan, Golden Man can be seen in clothes decorated with gold ornaments, in a cone-shaped headdress of gold plates with images of arrows, snow leopard, argali, horses, birds. Along with the Golden Man, a number of archaeological finds from the early Iron Age (5th-4th centuries BC) are also demonstrated.