CULTURAL HERITAGE - SPIRITUAL WEALTH OF THE COUNTRY

The online class "Historical and cultural monuments of Kazakhstan" was conducted by the staff of the Library of Elbassy for students of the boarding school "Bilim-Innovation" in Nur-Sultan. The children were told about the unique places of our country, shrouded in myths and legends. Among them is the Bekat ata mosque in Oglandy, which is one of the main shrines of the Mangistau region. Participants asked questions and shared information about historical monuments in their places of residence.

The children were particularly interested in the story about the Begazy archaeological complex, which presented the Turkic world to the scientific community as one of the oldest centers of human civilization, based on metallurgy and mining.

The history of the construction of one of the most mysterious and interesting structures on the territory of Kazakhstan - the Akyrtas complex - aroused no less interest and a stream of questions. This architectural and archaeological complex dates back to the VIII-IX centuries. It is located in the Zhambyl region, 40 km from the city of Taraz. There are several versions about the purpose of the complex: a Buddhist or Nestorian temple, a fortress-palace, a caravansarai or a mosque. A number of scholars believe that Akyrtas may be the medieval city of Kasribas, located on the Great Silk Road.

Gulmira Atabayeva, lecturer, researcher of the social-humanitarian and educational projects department of the Library of Elbassy, noted that monuments of the past form the basis of the national heritage of Kazakhstan. The territory of the Great Steppe Country has been the scene of rich historical events and interaction of cultures for many centuries. The preservation, revival and study of historical and cultural monuments in modern conditions are particularly relevant. In this context, special attention was paid to the significance and role of the global initiatives of Elbassy N. Nazarbayev in preserving cultural heritage and educating the younger generation.