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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly, Kazakhstan

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly is a World Heritage Site in Semirechye in Kazakhstan. The area is a canyon where scientists have uncovered over five thousand prehistoric petroglyphs. Most of these were created during the Bronze Age, with a few during the Iron Age and even during the Medieval period. Some of the petroglyphs even date to as recent as the beginning of the 20th century.


Petroglyphs of Tamgaly, Kazakhstan
Petroglyphs of Tamgaly, Kazakhstan
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authorshipJonas Satkauskas

The Petroglyphs of Tamgaly provide an insight into the belief and culture of the pastoral people in the area. They represent sacred images, with depiction of altars. These petroglyphs are often associated with ancient burial sites.

Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China, on 28 June - 7 July, 2004.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N43 48 12 E75 32 6 in Almaty Oblast, Kazakhstan
Inscription Year: 2004
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III
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