|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
Petroglyphs of Tamgaly
|Inscription||2004 (28th Session)|
|Area||900 ha (2,200 acres)|
|Buffer zone||2,900 ha (7,200 acres)|
The majority of the 5000 petroglyphs are in the main canyon, but there are a number in the many side canyons. The petrogylphs are mostly Bronze Age, but in some cases have been overlaid with Medieval or later etchings. There are some petrogylphs from the Iron Age.
The name Tamgaly in Kazakh and other Turkic languages means "painted or marked place".
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- "Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly" UNESCO
- Goryachev, A. A. and Mariyashev, A. N. (2000) "Petrogliphs of Semirechye"; [Access to this URL no longer possible]
- "Semirechye Petroglifleri", in Turkish, from WebArchive;
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