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The old town ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Kazakhstan expedition: Kashgar today and before

An expedition from Kazakhstan has compared the way Kashgar is now with the way it was described 150 years ago.

Kazakhstan expedition: Kashgar today and before
In Kuchar ©Vladimir Prokopenko
On the way to Kashgar: Prince, Buddhism, Canyon and watermelons

Kazakh expedition group has reached Kashgar, making several pleasant discoveries along the way.

On the way to Kashgar: Prince, Buddhism, Canyon and watermelons
Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum
Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum

No commemoration for the millions of victims of Mao Zedong's mayhem was held on the anniversary of its start.

Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum
Ulytau ©Saulet Sakenov
Kazakh researchers to explore cradle of nomadic culture

Kazakhstan National Geographic Society has launched an expedition into the epicenter of the nomadic civilization -Ulytau.

Kazakh researchers to explore cradle of nomadic culture
Fire Mountain close to Turpan ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Kazakh expedition reaches Asian Rome in China

Kazakhstan’s expedition Following Shoqan Walikhanov’s Caravan Route has reached the “Asian Rome” in China.

Kazakh expedition reaches Asian Rome in China
At the site ©Press service of the Turkic Academy
Ancient instrument found in Turkic warrior burial in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani scientists have found an ancient musical instrument in eastern Kazakhstan.

Ancient instrument found in Turkic warrior burial in Kazakhstan
Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing
Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing

Thousands of people gathered for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima, marking the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city.

Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing
Urumqi. Photo © Vladimir Prokopenko
Chinese ready to help Kazakhs with Silk Road tourism development project

Chinese officials in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region declared their willingness to help Kazakhstan with developing of a new tourism route along the Great Silk Road.

Chinese ready to help Kazakhs with Silk Road tourism development project
In one of the mounds © otyrar.kz
Historical burial site containing child and noble woman remains discovered in South Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani archaeologists have discovered a burial site containing artefacts of historical significance during excavation of the ancient settlement of Kultobe in South Kazakhstan.

Historical burial site containing child and noble woman remains discovered in South Kazakhstan
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Kazakh expedition sets out to China

The expedition Following Shoqan Walikhanov’s Caravan Route has set out.

Kazakh expedition sets out to China
In the footsteps of a great Kazakh traveler
In the footsteps of a great Kazakh traveler

Modern Kazakh geographers, historians, biologists, ethnographers and linguists are going to repeat the route of a famous Kazakh traveler of the Russian Empire into Kashgaria.

In the footsteps of a great Kazakh traveler
Photo courtesy of www.geopolitics.ru
8 Silk Road monuments in Kazakhstan added to UNESCO World Heritage List

UNESCO added seven settlements of the Great Silk Road located at the territory of Kazakhstan onto its World Heritage List.

8 Silk Road monuments in Kazakhstan added to UNESCO World Heritage List
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Napoleon and Josephine's marriage certificate for sale

It was one of the greatest love stories in history and now the marriage certificate that sealed the union of Napoleon and his first wife Josephine is to be sold at auction in September.

Napoleon and Josephine's marriage certificate for sale
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site

Kazakh representative to the UNESCO Executive Council Asel Utegenova said that Kazakhstan would ensure necessary protection of monuments included into the World Heritage.

Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site
Kazakh-language magazine Anyz Adam April issue depicts Adolf Hitler ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakh editor ordered to pay damages for edition devoted to Adolf Hitler

Almaly District Сourt No.2 ordered the editor of the now infamous in Kazakhstan Anyz Adam magazine to pay $71,000 in damages following a claim brought up by war veterans.

Kazakh editor ordered to pay damages for edition devoted to Adolf Hitler
Kazakhstan banknote with a nominal value of 1000 tenge. Photo courtesy of nationalbank.kz
Error on 1000 Tenge bill in Kazakhstan?

Turkologist, Doctor of Historical Sciences Talgat Zhumaganbetov from Aktobe claims he has found an error on the 1000 Tenge bill.

Error on 1000 Tenge bill in Kazakhstan?
Deng Xiaoping, the initiator of China's reform and opening-up policy. ©Reuters/China Daily
Grandson of late Chinese leader Deng promoted: media

The grandson of China's late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has been given his first low-level leadership post in the area where his grandfather made history, state media said.

Grandson of late Chinese leader Deng promoted: media
The Spirit of Tengri
The Spirit of Tengri: revival of ancient stelas

The festival organizers aim to pamper not only our music buds, but also the tactile and visual senses.

The Spirit of Tengri: revival of ancient stelas
Abulkhayir Khan. Photo courtesy of e-center.asia
Kazakh Khan through the eyes of a British traveler

An English translation of historically significant John Castle’s diary about his travels to the Kazakh Steppe is in preparation in the UK.

Kazakh Khan through the eyes of a British traveler
Possible Columbus wreck off Haiti in danger of looting
Possible Columbus wreck off Haiti in danger of looting

The US marine archaeologist who believes he has found the famous flagship of Christopher Columbus said Wednesday that salvaging it was urgent to prevent looting.

Possible Columbus wreck off Haiti in danger of looting