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Masat Ata Necropolis

Ancient necropolises of the Mangyshlak peninsula and Mangystau region -

Visit to the necropolis and the Masat Ata underground Mosque -

Masat Ata is an ancient necropolis of the XIV century, a sacred sacred place, a place of pilgrimage, on Mangyshlak. The necropolis occupies a fairly extensive territory, there is the famous underground Masat Ata mosque, which is located in its southwestern part. The necropolis consists of ancient tombs of different periods, one part is the Oguzo-Kipchak part and the Kazakh part of the necropolis. There are mausoleums and monuments such as kulpytas, koytas, sandyktas.

How to get there, visit -

The Masat Ata necropolis is located 25 kilometers from the village of Ushtagan, Mangistau district, Mangistau region, Republic of Kazakhstan. GPS coordinates: 43°41'35"N 52°52'55"E

Information -

The Masat Ata necropolis has small architectural monuments and mausoleums of a special kind. These monuments are koytas, stone fences, stone pillars, mainly dating back to the medieval period. There are many different forms of koitas here, a total of 525 monuments from the necropolis were included in the State List, including about 300 such koitas. The necropolis of Masat Ata was explored in 1979 by an expedition of the Ministry of Culture of the Kazakh SSR led by architect M. Nurkabayev. The monument was first granted state protection by the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR. Currently, by order of the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Masat Ata necropolis is included in the State List of Historical and Cultural Monuments of National Significance. Scientific and restoration work was carried out at the sites of the Masataat burial ground in 2005 and 2006.

Masat Ata Necropolis and Masat Ata underground Mosque in Mangystau region


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