THE ROCK ART SITE OF DEGERES

 THE ROCK ART SITE OF DEGERES (ALMATY OBLYS), KAZAKHSTAN

    Discovery context and location

    In 2011 the entomologist Alexander Zhanko discovered an un-inventoried rock art site while making a survey of lepidoptera in the Kazakh Tian mountains. It was in the Almaty Oblys, 4km north of the village of Degeres and 62km south-east of the site of Tamgaly.

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NEW FINDS AT TAMGALY IN KAZAKHSTAN

     NEW FINDS AT TAMGALY IN KAZAKHSTAN

      Tamgaly, 12km north-west of Almaty was discovered in 1957. It is said to contain around 5,000 petroglyphs, with 3,500 already inventoried in the principal canyon. The main research was carried out in the decade from 1960 to 1970 under the direction of Anna Maksimova then Alexei Maryashev, and later at the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s by Alexei Rogozhinsky.

     Since the site’s inscription in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004, research has concentrated on documenting the five main groups of the central canyon, as well as a group of Turkish medieval petroglyphs at the site named Sunkarsky, in a valley situated two kilometers north-west of this canyon.

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