This was announced by Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport Aktoty Raimkulova at the Government press center during the briefing on the implementation of the project “Sacred Geography of Kazakhstan” within the framework of the “Rukhani Zhanghyru” program.

The list of historical mausoleums of Kazakhstan includes well-known constructions of Khoja Ahmed Yassaui, Zhoshy Khan, Karakhan and Aisha-Bibi. Visitors can virtually get acquainted with the unique places of Kazakhstan using latest technologies.

“We can demonstrate digitized sites to the whole world. People from anywhere in the world can see not just 3D, but feel the real immersion,” – A. Raimkulova said.

According to the Deputy Minister, the mausoleums of Khoja Ahmed Yassaui and Karakhan were digitized in 3D for the first time in Kazakhstan.

“An interactive virtual map for sacral sites of national and local significance has been created with detailed descriptions and 3D tours,” – Deputy Minister A. Raimkulova said.

In addition, work is underway to digitize the library fund and historical documents, where one of the novelties of the project will be the unification of all databases of Kazakh libraries. It is planned that all digitized data will be available on the e-Culture portal.

In order to popularize the sacred sites, the Ministry will create local visiting centers. To date, they are available in such historical and cultural museums-reserves, as "Ulytau", "Otrar" and "Tanbaly".

According to the Ministry of Culture and Sport, the creation of such museums-reserves will allow preserving unique cultural monuments, increasing competitiveness in attracting tourists, providing the necessary conditions for scientific, research, archaeological, educational programs.

It should be noted that digitalization of the sphere of culture takes place within the framework of the Digital Kazakhstan State Program, which was approved by the Head of State last December. Successful implementation of the state program will allow Kazakhstan to become one of the 30 most competitive countries in the world by 2050.

Published: 13 June 2018



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