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Bayan-Zhurek mountains.

Small excursion Kazakhstan tour.

“Nature reacts not only to physical disease, but also to moral weakness; when the danger increases, she gives us greater courage”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Tours to Kazakhstan from Moscow.

Bayan-Zhurek, also Bayanzharyk occurs from Mongolian "bayan" - rich - the drawing and connects it with petroglyphs - the low island mountain located in the foothills of the Dzungarskiy Ala-Tau.
Are located in the territory of Aksuskiy district of the Almaty region. Length is 14 kilometers, width is 6 kilometers, absolute height is up to 2079 meters above sea level. Gentle slopes. Are put by slates, limestones and sandstones.
On slopes of Bayan-Zhurek inflows of the river Buyen originate. Mountains Bayan-Zhurek are known for the petroglyphs Bayan-Zhurek complex. Small mountains long since attracted people with the climate.
From the Dzungarskiy Ala-Tau mountains Bayan-Zhurek are separated by the valley Kurymbel located in the West, Besaly valley in the east and the mountain hollow which is between the southern slopes of mountains Bayan-Zhurek and northern slopes of the Dzungarskiy Ala-Tau.
On rocks and big stones in a southwest part hundreds of rock drawings which plots and style differ from other similar monuments of Zhetysu are beaten out. The main part of images was cut during a bronze era.
Images of bulls and other animals, scenes meet chariots, solar signs and cult scenes. Some researchers, (for example Samashev Z. S.), allocate the most ancient group of the images relating to the period of an eneolit (the end 3 millennia BC).
Petroglyphs of the early Iron Age slightly less. These are the traditional images of deer executed in "animal" style, figures of boars and other animals. In the Middle Ages on the rocks Bayan-Zhurek riders, horse duels, pedestrian archers, scenes of hunting were represented.

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Authority:
"Kazakhstan. National encyclopedia" (1998 - 2007). Alexander Petrov.

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Alexander Petrov.