Welcome to the official site of Otrar State Archaeological Preserve-museum!

On the site you will get to know the history of creation, development and achievements of our institution. This is a unique preserve-museum in Kazakhstan.

As Nursultan Nazarbayev noted, “The Great Otrar is the golden cradle of Kazakh civilization” the mausoleum of St. Arystanbab, who was the spiritual mentor of Khoja Akhmed Yasaui is a treasure of our people, which goes deep into historical roots and is one of the spiritual heritage of our people.

Otrar oasis where the great Eastern thinker Abu Nasr al-Farabi was born and with a thousand-year history is rich in historical and cultural monuments that honour the greatness of our people. Otrar State Archaeological Preserve-museum has been working effectively for more than 40 years, contributing to the continuity of our ancestors, the development of our culture and prosperity.

Get acquainted with the site dedicated to the discovery of the latest news on the restoration and comprehensive scientific research of the main historical, cultural and architectural monuments of the country, as well as on archeology, ethnography and history.

I think that the news enriches the history of the country and contributes to the development of our civilization.

Best regards, museum director E.B.Tazhibaev