Amongst the city’s main attractions, the Atyrau Regional Museum in Kazakhstan offers a captivating look into the region’s rich history and heritage; here are some insights.
What You Should Know
The museum is located on Baqtygerey Qulmanov Street in Atyrau; accommodation options at locales like Makhambet Otemisuly Street are close to this attraction which displays a diverse array of exhibits covering prehistory, archaeology, culture, ethnography, art and flora and fauna. Plan to spend some time exploring each section.
An Ancient Sarmat Warrior
The museum which is within easy reach of properties like Somerset City Centre Atyrau features a display of the remains of a Sarmat Warrior called the “Golden Man”. Dating to the 2nd century A.D, this remarkable exhibit includes the warrior’s armour with golden disks and weapons; you are also given a clearer picture of what the warrior must have looked like in the days of old.
Palaeontology & Saraychik
Those venturing into the section focusing on palaeontology will find more remarkable findings such as ancient fossils including those of mammoths, fish and woolly rhinoceroses. Also of note is the section that focuses on Saraychik, a medieval settlement; on display here are ceramics and a diorama that depicts what life was like back then.
There is plenty more to discover as you explore the Atyrau Regional Museum such as information on the post-independence period, locally made food and the development of oil and gas. On your visit, you can also find out more about the pre-Soviet history and see items like jewellery, wooden utensils, replica weapons and a collection of saddles.