NEWS AND EVENTS
January 21, 2015
A unique wall inscription, which long remained untouched has been discovered in Beruni district of Karakalpakstan. The silence of the centuries was broken in 2004 with the commencement of the Karakalpak-Australian archaeological expedition.
During the first season of work of the archaeologists of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences and the University of Sydney, the international community had spread the news about found unique wall paintings and ancient texts. The conservators joined specialists to preserve the unique works of ancient art and literature.
The open fragments using special technology transferred in the restoration laboratory in Nukus, where they have been pasted on the base panel and turned into a museum exhibit. Two unique portrait, which were restored in the first place, today exhibited in the exposition at the Karakalpak research Institute for the Humanities. Masterpieces of these were already exposed for viewing at the Karakalpak state Museum of art named after Savitsky and in the future are prepared to show a wider range of viewers.
The archaeologists pleased with another discovery – recently they discovered another 12 meters of wall surface with well-preserved paintings. They are also portraits of people in the crowns. At the first sight, one of the hats is pictured with three large flowers, more can be said after the final clearing, and three portraits of people with crowns of European type. But most interesting is that for the first time, a large number of inscriptions are written in Aramaic in ancient Khorezmian language.
- According to the figures, we could only guess the purpose of this majestic building, and who is depicted on the walls, \" says expedition leader, professor, leading researcher of the Karakalpak research Institute for human Sciences Vadim Nikolaevich Yagodin. - I hope that after reading labels will find answers to many questions.
The temple of the settlement Kazakli-yatkan (Acshahan-Kala) belongs to the III-II centuries BC. The part of found portraits, according to scientists, represent Khorezm kings previously unknown dynasty. There is an assumption that the settlement was one of the first capitals of the ancient Khorezm state and the church is nothing other than the sanctuary of the dynasty of the kings of ancient Khorezm.