NEWS AND EVENTS
March 26, 2013
Next Echo of Ages due Early May in Navoi’s Sarmishsoy
The sixth Asrlar Sadosi (Echo of Ages) Festival of Traditional Culture is due May 4-5 in one of the major natural galleries of Uzbekistan’s prehistoric art, namely the Sarmishsoy Hole in Navoi region. The Fund Forum and the UNESCO Office in Uzbekistan are organizers of the Asrlar Sadosi Festival.
Participants and guests of the Asrlar Sadosi 2013 are to have a unique opportunity to familiarize with the ancient landmark Sarmishsoy. This is an exclusive historical monument – famous petroglyphs in the gorge, preserving thousands of rock paintings, as well as other archeological monuments. Nowadays, there have been discovered more than ten thousand paintings in the gorge and its nearby areas.
In Sarmishsoy there is also group of paintings that concerns to the later periods, the early and late medieval. Along with various paintings and geometric forms in rock paintings of Sarmishsoy, there are several sayings, scripted in Arabic calligraphy and Cyrillic.
The archeological landscape of the gorge is kept the traces of active usage of this territory during several millennia. (Source: Uzbekistan Today Newspaper).