The official closing ceremony for the Turkmen-American project for restoration and conservation of the Greater Gyz Gala took place in Ancient Merv State Historical and Cultural Park on 16th May. The Greater Gyz Gala is a striking monument that has become a signature site of the largest archaeological park in the country. Its architecture is mostly known for the massive corrugated walls, ridges tightly pinned against each other to form straight lines on each of four facades. Despite being made of fragile mud bricks, the walls remained well preserved, and are now conservated.
During artistic forum, theatre collectives will present the screenplays dedicated to the history and outstanding figures of our country as well as the plays on the motifs of the legends reflected in the book of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Turkmenistan is the Heart of the Great Silk Road”
The agitation train with participants of the publicity event dedicated to the motto of 2018 ""Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road"" dispatched from the platform of the capital railroad station along the route Ashgabat-Bereket-Etrek.
An agitation train left the Ashgabat railway station for a four-day journey along the Ashgabat-Turkmenabat-Kerki route.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave start to mass sport competitions “The Great Silk Road” in Turkmenabat, the administration centre of Lebap Velayat. The Government of the country as well as foreign guests too part in the events.
At the February 9 meeting of the government, Vice-premier B. Abdyeva, who oversees the sphere of culture, reported on new finds, discovered in Dandanakan fortress in Mary velayat. Archaeological research on this medieval monument, located 30 kilometers west of Mary city is conducted in the framework of work on studying the historical and cultural heritage of the Great Silk Road.
Program of Events for 2018, United by Slogan “Turkmenistan is the Heart of the Great Silk Road”, Approved
During the session of the Government of Turkmenistan, the Program of events and celebrations scheduled for year 2018 that will celebrate the slogan “Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road” was submitted for consideration of the head of state.
Popularization of the phenomenon of the Silk Route is discussed by the participants of topical conference
The Mukams Palace of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan held the conference “Turkmenistan – the Heart f the Great Silk Road”. Representatives of non-government organizations, mass media, cultural personnel and arts masters, students took part in the forum.
“Years of independence were marked by increased interest of the society to the past of our land and to the input that brave ancestors of Turkmen nation made to the history of civilization”, - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov writes in the preface of his book “Turkmenistan – the Heart of the Great Silk Road”.