Excursion to the sanctuary “Shenbertas”, the solar symbol of the Bronze, Saka, Turkic periods at the foot of Mount Bayanzhurek

On September 24, 2022, as part of the implementation of the concept of the “Student Regional Expedition to the Holy Places of Kazakhstan”, approved by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the participation of students of educational programs 6B01509-Geography, 6B01510-Geography-History, an excursion to the Shenbertas sanctuary was organized, solar symbol of the Bronze, Saka, Türkic periods at the foot of Mount Bayanzhurek.

During the educational excursion, students got acquainted with the meaning and main types of solar signs, which served as orientation in space, weather forecasting and sundial about 2000-3000 years ago.

With the help of a compass, students determined the correspondence of the perpendicular straight lines drawn from the central point of the solar sign “Shenbertas” with the main directions of the horizon.

We determined the connection of the paleocultural sanctuary, which testifies to the past history of our country, with the applied art of our people and state symbols.

We express our gratitude to the leadership of the university and the dean of the Higher School of Natural Sciences for the opportunity to organize an educational event that promotes intellectual and moral education, instilling a sense of patriotism.