The archeology of ancient Kesh — Shahrisabz |
result of many-years archiological researches it became known than tne
Southern part of Kashkadarya oasis began to be settled by people in
paleolith . The early period of paleolith is studied in the large range
in the mountain Anuillok of oasis Oekchisay. A unique chapel built in
the late period of paleolith and named by local settlements as
«Siypantosh» is located near Kuruksoy area in this oasis. Different
symbols in the picture style are in the smooth surface of the main rock
Siypantosh painted by brown, dark-red, pink paints and yellow ochre.
There are hands figures, hunting, wild animals, and 29 short lines,
which explain to some scientists that these symbols mean ancient
calendar and 4 seasons of the year.
Shakhrisabz is a part of the
most ancient towns in tne Central Asia, tne embryo of the town was
formed 2500 years ago in the place monuments’ complex of Sanguirtepa,
Uzunkir and Podaetoktepa, belonging to Kitab district. Research workers
of the museum conduct archeological investigations with appropriate
institutes related to the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekstan, with the
historical faculty of the National University of Uzbekistan and also
with the new historical centre of the Academy of state and social
structuring of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. as a result
of archeological investigations it was established for the first time
that historical age of ancient towns of Uzbekistan is more then 2700
years based on material and written sources. Shakhrisabz town, named as
Kesh in the Middle Ages, is an ancient and cultural heritage of Middle
Ages, and in 2002 its anniversary was widely celebrated under the aegis
The ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with
the aim preparation for and high-level carrying out of jubilee
celebrations in November in 2002 in honour 2700 anniversary from the
date of Shakhrisabz town foundation taken a special place in the world
history and culture, decrees:
To take the resolution of the 31th
session in the general conference of UNESCO about participation in the
celebration of the 2700 anniversary the date of town Shahrisabz
foundation into consideration the resolution of the 31th session in the
general conference of UNESCO about participation in the celebration of
the 2700 anniversary the date of Shahrisabz foundation.
the decree “about preparation for celebration of the 2700 anniversary of
Shakhrisabz town” of the Ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed
by the chairman of the Ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan I.A.
Karimov on March 29, 2002.