Archeological Exhibition “Kanka Settlement: the Past and the Present” opens in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Archeological Exhibition “Kanka Settlement: the Past and the Present” opened at Youth Creativity Palace in Tashkent on 12 October.
The purpose of the exhibition is to tell the broad public about Kanka settlement and showcase the archeological findings as an example of carrying out archeological activity and interpreting ancient cultural strata in preserving the historical and cultural legacy of Uzbekistan during independence years.
The archeological stratum is one of the most ancient strata of Uzbek culture. In 2009-2010, MEROS Association of Antiques, with assistance from the Fund Forum, carried out archeological excavations in Kanka ancient settlement (11th – early 12th c.). Kanka is located 60 kilometres south of Tashkent, in Akkurgan district. Kanka was first mentioned in scientific writings in 1868 after it was visited by a Russian artist V. Vereshagin. A fuller examination and photo imaging of Kanka was done by M. Masson in 1934. Later archeological work at Kanka was carried out by archeologist K. Abdullayev and an expedition overseen by Y. Buryakov.
The results of this work were on display at the exhibition. The exhibition was composed of images of Kanka settlement and objects unearthed during the excavations (fragments of rooms, ceramics, coins, metalwork, etc.) as well as stands with information about the settlement and the exhibits.
The showroom walls feature large photos featuring satellite images of Kanka, its citadel, the area prior to the excavations, unearthed rooms, a hearth, a column base, and fragments of ceramics.
Exhibits on the podiums include ceramic dishes: jugs, plates, bowls, lids, slim ceramics, lamps, piolas (cups), coins and metalware. The exhibition contains stands with information about the settlement and the exhibits.
Academician Yuriy Buryakov from Uzbekistan, who headed archeological researches in Kanka, said the exhibition covers main stages of excavations. He said that he is happy that Art Week Style.uz joined efforts on popularization of Uzbek culture worldwide.