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Semirechye has about 50 examples of rock drawings, or petroglyphs, most dating back to the Bronze Age.
Archaeological curiosities can be found near the ancient drawings: settlements, burial grounds, religious structures and altars.
At the end of the 1950s a unique sanctuary with rock drawings was found in the Tamgaly tract, in the Anrakhai mountains (170 km north-west of Almaty).
The Tamgaly gallery of drawings reflects several periods of history, possibly more than twenty centuries.
Over 4,000 drawings were discovered, dating back to the Bronze Age, the early nomadic era and the Turkic period.
The open-air galleryincludes images of sun-headed gods, hunting scenes, ritual drawings, animal sacrifices, compositions depicting people and animals, female forms, archers and falconry scenes.


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The central State museum of Republic of Kazakhstan [ RUS ]
Balkhash city history and economy museum [ RUS ]
State museum of arts named after A. Kasteeva [ RUS ]
Pavlodar history and economy museum named after G.N. Potanin [ RUS ]
Mangistau history and economy museum [ RUS ]
Archaeology Museum attached to Archaeology institute named after A.Kh. Margulan [ RUS ]
People's musical instruments Museum named after Ykhlas [ RUS ]
Archaeological museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Historical museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Biological museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Republic of Kazakhstan National currency Museum [ RUS ]
Aktobe Regional history and economy museum [ RUS ]
Kostanay Regional history and economy museum [ RUS ]

   
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