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Petroglyphs of Kara-Kulzha.

Welcome to Petroglyphs Kyrgyzstan.

“People usually feel funny, smile and laugh when I tell them 
about my strong belief in the very existence of prehistoric 
advanced technology and great civilizations of wilier races. 
I just can't wait to see their faces at time the truth is revealed” 

Toba Beta.

Ancient Petroglyphs in Kyrgyzstan.

Kara-Kulzha Two petroglyph locations were discovered in the Kara-Kulzha district in 2005 by an expedition from OshSU (led by Zholdoshev K.). Concentrations of petroglyphs are 8km north of the Kara-Kulzha village, on the south-western slopes of the Uzgen range, in piedmont gorges (Kara-Zhylga and AkKiya) (over 3,000m above sea level).
About 500 drawings were registered in Kara-Zhylga and approximately 300 in Ak-Kiya. Most petroglyphs at both locations were then copied and photographed. According to the oral testimony of the first researchers, the Kara-Zhylga and Ak-Kiya petroglyphs, from the diversity of their repertoire, techniques, and relevance, belong to different historical periods.
Legal and physical protection is nonexistent, but remoteness and inaccessibility are a guarantee of good preservation. There is a need for additional study of the petroglyphs, their natural and archeological environment as well as for measures to arrange for legal and physical protection of the sites.

«Rock Art in Kyrgyzstan». Bakyt Amanbaeva, Aiday Suleymanova, Chynarbek Zholdoshev.

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.