Exhibition in Nur-Sultan presents unique ancient manuscripts

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The written heritage of the Great Steppe in the capital - the National Center of Manuscripts and Rare Books opened an exhibition displaying 60 unique exhibits brought from Turkistan. Visitors are presented with the rarities that have been collected for years by the staff of the Azret Sultan State Historical and Cultural Reserve-Museum. The exhibition features not only the manuscripts of the Quran from different centuries, but also the works by renowned scholars such as Khoja Ahmed Yasawi and Suleiman Bakyrgani, rewritten in the 19th century, as well as many other invaluable exhibits. In addition, visitors will see 37 written monuments, 15 paintings of the verses of the Holy Quran, Kursi, Tasbihi and lamps. The exposition, which was dedicated to two dates, namely the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan and the 30th anniversary of the country’s Independence, will run until December 30 free of charge.

“We specially came from Turkistan to Nur-Sultan to present the exhibition entitled ‘The Written Heritage of the Great Steppe’. We have plans to organize more events on this topic. The exposition in the capital is a first step. Our collection has over 25,000 exhibits. It is a very important museum for the country,” said Yersin Tazhibayev, Director, ‘Azret Sultan’ State Historical and Cultural Reserve-Museum.

“In fact, a lot of primary sources, original books and manuscripts are stored in the Azret Sultan Museum, about 700 pieces in total. They brought only a small part here, the most valuable of them. I hope that it will be a very great holiday gift for the residents of Nur-Sultan,” said Zhandos Boldykov, Director, Kazakh National Center for Manuscripts and Rare Books.

Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova

Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova