By Laman Ismayilova
Based on the agreement between the Azerbaijan National Museum of the History and the National Museum of Kazakhstan, an exhibition “Legacy of the Great Steppe: Masterpieces of Jewelry Art” will be held in Baku in May-June.
For the first time in the history of Azerbaijan about 140 pieces of ancient jewelry art of Kazakhstan including the full vestment of the famous “Golden Man” will be delivered to the exhibition.
The exposition will be presented in the exhibition hall of the National Historical Museum.
A symbol of independent Kazakhstan, the Golden Man was a Sak Warrior found intact in a burial mound in Issyk.
Discovered in 1969 by Kazakh archeologist Kemal Akishev, the ‘Golden Man’ opened a new page of unique culture of ancient Turkic tribes. The Golden Warrior’s kurgan included thousands of works made of precious metals, clothes, household items.
Until 2017, archaeologists of Kazakhstan discovered seven warriors in gold vestments, which completely changed the idea of the steppe civilization of Eurasia.
The Azerbaijan National Museum of History is one of the architectural pearls of the country, dating back to the 19 century. The largest museum in the country, was originally the private residence of Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, who was the famous national oil baron remembered for his generous philanthropy.
Over 300,000 items are assembled in 10 collections in the museum, including a valuable library consisting mainly of unique books. The collections allow visitors and researchers to investigate the history of the country and the daily life and culture of the nation from ancient times to the present.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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