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07/June/2021   Science

Research has been launched to include Uzbekistan’s historical monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage List


TASHKENT, June 7. /“Dunyo” IA/. The National Commission of Uzbekistan for UNESCO has begun activities on the study of historical monuments of Karakalpakstan for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

According to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the activates are being carried out by the order of the President of Uzbekistan. In April-May, an international expedition worked in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, which assessed the potential and value of the region’s historical and cultural heritage sites and worked out a further strategy for their inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The international expert group, which carried out scientific research, included national and foreign experts in archeology, architecture, history and documentation of cultural monuments. The expedition took place under the auspices of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) and the University College London within the framework of the Central Asian Archaeological Landscapes project.

Following the research, materials were obtained on 53 monuments of the region. Over 67 thousand aerial photographs and 144 videos were taken. The study covered an area of more than 5 thousand hectares.

The research will include aerial photography and a three-dimensional model of each monument, based on which natural, architectural, infrastructural, household and other elements will be determined.

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