An international scientific conference “Historical and cultural monuments of Turkmenistan: the experience of studying, preserving and restoring” was held in a hybrid format in Ashgabat.
The forum was attended by scientists from the Russian Federation, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, France and Italy, many of whom took part in archaeological research in Turkmenistan.
At the conference, it was noted that at present the country has more than 1,400 objects of history and culture on state records, most of which are archeological monuments. The most famous among them are Gonur-depe, Kara-depe, Namazga-depe, Altyn-depe, Jeytun, Anau, Old Nisa, Ancient Merv, Kunyaurgench, Ancient Dehistan, Ancient Serakhs, Abiverd, Geoktepe fortress. Monuments of Ancient Merv, Kunyaurgench and Nisa are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In their reports, Turkmen scientists highly appreciated the importance of the State Program for 2022-2028 for the preservation of objects of national historical and cultural heritage.
Particular attention at the forum was paid to the development of tourism in Turkmenistan and the Central Asian region. Speakers on this topic noted that Central Asia, having unique tourist routes that cover most of the objects of the Great Silk Road, has a huge potential for the development of this sector of the economy.