Archaeologists of Russia and Kyrgyzstan began to study the ancient capital of the Principality of the Kyrgyz
Bishkek, July 2 /Kabar/. Scientists from Russia and Kyrgyzstan started joint archaeological excavations on the southern shore of lake Issyk-Kul. Archaeologists expect to find evidence of the existence near the village Tuura-Suu Kyrgyz of the ancient capital of the Principality. This is with reference to the supervisor of the archaeological complex “Parking Omsk”, Professor Boris Konikov reports the press center of MD media.
“Centre of excellence for the study of Central Asia historically was in Siberia. Almost a century ago priority rights in the exploration of Kyrgyzstan, holds unique evidence about the past of many of the Turkic peoples belonged to the West Siberian branch of the Imperial geographical society, based in Omsk”, – said B. Conic.
The study of Kyrgyzstan resumed three years ago under long-term Agreements on cooperation concluded on 24 August 2012 inter-state development Corporation and the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).
“We want to confirm that in the middle ages of Tuura Suu was the largest Kyrgyz capital of the Principality, as evidenced by some written sources,” explained the Professor.
According to him, the archaeological findings will help to find out what was the level of life of the Kyrgyz people, as far as developed crafts, trade relations, construction of the time. “During the excavation we hope to make some discoveries that will complement the ancient history of new interesting details,” said B. Conic.
In the expedition to lake Issyk Kul specialists from the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. B. N. Yeltsin Kyrgyz-Turkish University “Manas”.
Archaeologists intend to open several layers, located at depths up to 15 meters. It is expected that the result will be more than three thousand artifacts.
Excavations will continue throughout the month. Then archaeological finds will be transported to Bishkek for the description, systematization and detailed study. The end of the season scientists will sum in October 2015.