Tamgaly petroglyphs (rock Scripture)
Walking-bus tour «Petroglyphs of Tamgaly» (Scripture rock)
The excursion program:
This tour offers you to see the Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly — one of the most ancient and striking monuments of rock art Semirechye, which since 2004 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tamgaly is located 170 km north-west of the city of Almaty. This is truly an ancient art gallery, the paintings of which are shown as separate animals and people, and the whole scene from the life of ancient people. The total number of pictures in the main canyon — about 2000. There are images of sun gods, clowns, palitsenostsev-warriors, married couples, pregnant women, multi-figured compositions, scenes of hunting and sacrifice. Most of the petroglyphs relates to the Bronze Age and are made in Saka «animal» style. Over the centuries for different peoples have left their mark in the history of Kazakhstan, the rock canyon and narrow valley Tamgaly retain the value of the sanctuary — the place where took place ritual ceremonies performed magical rites, the worship of the gods and the spirits of ancestors.