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Arpaozen petroglyphs, Kararatau rock carvings, Turkestan region.

Rock carvings (petroglyphs) of South Kazakhstan.

Excursion to the Arpaozen petroglyphs.

In the mountain tract Arpaozen there is a monument of rock art, which is called Arpaozen or Karatau petroglyphs. Petroglyphs of Arpaozen belong to the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age. More than 3000 rock carvings were found in different mountain gorges, most of the petroglyphs are concentrated in the Arpaozen tract. Birds, various animals and wild animals are depicted here, images of a camel are often found, apparently because the camel was an important aspect of the life of nomads. There are many scenes of hunting with dogs, hunting with birds, as well as many images of warriors with spears.

Arpaozen petroglyphs - how to get there.

The Arpaozen petroglyphs are located in the Karatau mountains in the Turkestan region, Suzak district, Arpaozen mountain tract at an altitude of 950 meters above sea level (South Kazakhstan). The main landmark here is the village of Sholakkorgan, from the village to the Arpaozen petroglyphs, the distance is 25 kilometers.

Arpaozen rock carvings (petroglyphs) - information for tourists.

The Arpaozen petroglyphs were first discovered and studied in 1972; a special archaeological expedition led by M.K. Kadyrbaev and A.N. Maryashev. In the Arpaozen tract, 8 main groups of rock carvings were noted, images of chariots that were not harnessed by animals were found here, which aroused great interest, among alternative researchers it was suggested that this type of chariots and carts could move without the help of draft animals such as horses and bulls. There are also many group images, apparently associated with certain cults and ceremonies.

Arpaozen petroglyphs, Karatau petroglyphs.


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