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Khan Molasy - Abulkhair Khan complex

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The memorial complex to Abulkhair Khan is a complex of ancient burials and monuments. When the exact burial place of Abulkhair was established, a decision was made to open a memorial complex dedicated to him here. On October 2, 2015, the opening ceremony of the memorial complex took place. The complex consists of the mausoleum of Abulkhair Khan and a huge monument. The author of the complex is the famous architect Bek Ibraev. The height of the monument is 23 meters. At the bottom of each part is the inscription “Abulkhair Khan” and symbols of all Kazakh clans that inhabited the great steppe. The height of the mausoleum is 15 meters, diameter - 8.5 meters. The mausoleum was built from stone brought from the Mangistau region. According to historical data, Abulkhair Khan was buried according to the Kipchak tradition, that is, his weapons were buried with him.

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The Abulkhair Khan memorial complex (Khan Molasy) is located at an altitude of 129 meters above sea level, 73 kilometers from the village of Tolybay, 8 kilometers from the Kandysuyk tract, 56 kilometers from the village of Torgai, Aitekebinsky district, Aktobe region, Republic of Kazakhstan.
GPS coordinates: 49°57'17"N 62°53'25"E

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Born in Turkestan in 1693, Abulkhair was distinguished from his youth by his courage and quick decision-making, and military talent. According to genealogy, the eighteenth generation of Genghis Khan, the fifth generation of Az Janibek. Abulkhair Khan did a lot of work to strengthen the combat capability and military spirit of the Kazakh army. In 1710, during the founding of the Karakum Desert, seventeen-year-old Abilkhair was elected commander and khan of the Kishi army. Until 1718, Khan Abulkhair fought for the defense of the cities of Turkestan, Tashkent, and Sairam. In 1726, at a meeting of three hundred princes and heroes unanimously elected Abilkair as commander-in-chief of the Kazakh army. A four-year campaign for freedom began. The Dzungars were expelled from Turkestan, Karatau, and Sarysu. In 1728, the Kazakh army won the Battle of Ulytau, on the Bulanty River.

The necropolis of the Khan's tomb of Abulkhair Khan was explored by an expedition led by captain N. Rychkov in 1771 and under the leadership of A. Levshin in 1832. D. Eristov explored the tomb in 1835. I. Kraft in 1898 and S. Azhigali in 1979. A group of scientists led by S. Azhigali compiled a topographic map of the “Khan’s burial.” It has been documented that there are about 1000 graves and more than 40 tombstones in the necropolis. As a result of many years of research to identify the historical figure of Abulkhair Khan, the bones excavated at the Khan’s Grave cemetery were reburied in the same place, and in 2011 a stone marker was installed in the cemetery. In 2015, a memorial complex was opened at the necropolis. In 1997, the central avenue of the city of Aktobe was named after Abulkhair Khan. In 2000, a monument to Abylkhair Khan was erected in front of the building of the Aktobe regional administration. The height of the bronze monument, including the granite base, is 13 meters. The authors of the monument to the khan are the famous Kazakh sculptor E. Sergebaev and architects B. Egimbayev and N. Kozhagulov. Now this monument is considered one of the most beautiful places in the city and a symbol of the city of Aktobe.

Memorial complex of Abulkhair Khan in Aktobe region


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