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The museum of history of Turkic writing in Astana.

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In 2000 the exact copy of this monument was delivered to the earth of lineal heirs of Kyul-Tegin - to Kazakhstan - and established in the big hall of the Euroasian university in Astana. After a while the decision on opening of the museum of history of Turkic writing was made.
The museum of history of Turkic writing was open on September 18, 2003. Kyul-Tegin lived in the end of VII - the first half of the VIIIth century of century. The son Kutluga, Elterisha-kagan who accepted a title, it participated in the course of a reconstruction of the East Turkic khaganate in fight against China.
Kyul-Tegin is known thanks to the texts which remained in Big and Small inscriptions on the stone steles known in the history under the name of monuments of Orkhon of the Yenisei writing. These texts are presented in I. V. Stebleva book "Poetry of Turkic peoples of the VI - VIII centuries" which tracked poetic communication Kyul-Tegin the text with "Kutadgu bilig" Yusuf Balasaguni and "A sofa lugat at-turk" Mahmoud of Kashgaria.
Kyul-Tegin is known also thanks to S.E. Malov researches, in particular, thanks to his book "Monuments to ancient Turkic Writing".
In a final part of the Big inscription the following is told about Kyul-Tegin:
"Time distributes the sky.
Sons human were born that all to die".

It is written by Balasaguni:
"Life and death if to ponder strictly.
From where there are I where to me it is expensive?
Why I am given birth if death is given me?
Why I was cheerful? -
I grief am fated!

What in the world it is more terrible, than lives death?
But all who are given birth die common".
Blows as big political wisdom, insight from the address sounding in the Small inscription in honor of Kyul-Tegin. Here he addresses contemporaries and descendants, "the Turkic people" with an appeal to keep unity, to avoid contentions, to preserve own statehood.
Nobility and operate that Yusuf expresses the word "bilig", it is necessary so that the state was strong that in it there was good law and order, discipline, healthy morality. Kyul-Tegin is an outstanding military leader of the Second Turkic khaganate recreated in the VII - VIII century as a result of liberating wars against China.
Became famous as the heroic soldier and the participant of a set of the military campaigns providing to Turkic peoples hegemony in Central Asia. In 710 together with Tonyyukuk and Mogilyan intruded with Turkic army in Khakassia, having inflicted defeat over Kyrgyz.
"at that time there was nobody who could resist to its sword..."
In 716 prevented a revolution and put on a Turkic throne of the brother Mogilyan (Bilge-kagan). In his honor the extensive funeral complex which important part was made by a number of balbal - images in honor of the died famous tribespeople from whom Kyrgyz Bars-kagan was the main thing was created.
The monument contains valuable historical data and gives rich linguistic material.
Everything that wanted to tell the people,
On an eternal stone – here! – I ordered to write.
If you look at it, then read letters!

Became world-famous it hikmt under the name "Kyul-Tegin Inscriptions", is a valuable monument of world culture. Bilge-kagan died in 734, poisoned with rich people. After it his son Iollyk-tegin whose name reached our time as the great storyteller, the author of the legends cut on stones in honor of Kyul-Tegin and Bilge-kagan sat down on a throne.

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Authority:
Tourist Astana guide. <http://old.unesco.kz/heritagenet/kz/content/history/portret/kultegin.htm>

Photos
Alexander Petrov.