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Kent Palace author Chekaninsky.

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"The secluded nature of the area, the plan of the building and the findings, allow us to look at Kzyl Kensh as a Buddhist temple, similar to the Buddhist temple Erhe-Tsarji built in 1646 in the Old Semipalatinsk fortress, consecrated by Lama Zaya Pandit and ruined, it is believed, between 1660 - 1670 years during the feuds of the Kalmyks”

M. Chekaninsky.
"The ruins of Kzyl-Kensh" notes of the Semipalatinsk branch of the Society for the Study of Kazakhstan. 1929.

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East of Karkaraly territory, the remnants of the Kyzyl Kensh palace from the XVII – XVII centuries can be seen in the Kent Mountains. The little town,with its old Russian houses from the second half of the XIX Century, many of which are still of wood and decorated with carvings, is also worth a walk.
“The building of the Kent Palace is small, square in shape. The size of the side does not exceed 5 fathoms. On three sides there are extensions that do not have external exits. It is impossible to say exactly where the windows were located in the building.
By the end of the nineteenth century, the building was destroyed. On the south side, where the wall reached 8 arshins, there was an entrance door. The entrance is arranged under a canopy. The canopy has a balcony view and is supported by wooden posts up to 4 arshins high.
Two pillars support the canopy near the wall of the house, and four support the canopy from the opposite side at the edges. On two rear and on four front posts it is laid along a log, 17 poles of medium thickness are located across. The space between the poles is filled with tablets. On top are stone slabs.
Remains of walls have been preserved on both sides of the canopy. The purpose of these walls is mysterious. A window remained above the canopy in the south wall above the entrance. And inside the building, in the same wall, at the height of 3 arshins of 7 vertices from the ground, four thin beams were visible.
Apparently, these are the remains of the floor of the second floor. Thus, it was established that the building was two-story. This is confirmed by the traditions of local residents, the height of the southern wall, and the presence of a window at the height of the second floor.
The entire palace with outbuildings is made of stone, poorly hewn slabs. Outside and inside the building was coated with clay. The thickness of the walls is 1 arshin 2 api. Around the palace were the ruins of various buildings.
There are several graves near the palace. In appearance, they are not Kazakh. The Kent Palace was a monument created directly during the Dzungar Khanate. Near the ruins of Kyzyl-Kenish, several clay pots with wheat seeds were found objects of a Buddhist cult”.

Kent Palace, photograph of the late XIX - early XX centuries. Photo from the museum of local lore of Karkaralinsk.Kent Palace, photograph of the late XIX - early XX centuries. Photo from the museum of local lore of Karkaralinsk.

The information used materials M.A. Chekaninsky "The ruins of Kyzyl-Kent in the Karkaraly region" 1928.