655017, Russian Federation, Khakasia, Abakan, Sovetskaya str., 75, office 200

Rock art museum of Poltakov

Rock art museum of Poltakov

Category: Excursions

Location: Askiz district

Price:  Starts from 750 RUB

 

Museum of Poltakov exhibits 93 stone stelae with more than a thousand of intriguing rock images, which illustrate last 5000 years of Khakassia history. You may see there images of deer, horses, argali and birds. Some of the images may really impress, like the one showing severe battles of deer with long branching antlers. The most interesting stone stelae of museum are dated to Okunev culture (3 – 2 thousand B.C.), but the greatest amount of rock images belongs to Tagar culture (7 – 3 centuries B.C.). Many anthropomorphous images of Tagar period are exhibited here.

 

Time duration:

6 hours

Service included:

Transfer, Guide

Seasonality:

Year-round (but if suitable weather)

Meal service:

Packed lunch or a café

Transfer:

As to the program

Group capacity:

 

10 to 30 persons

 

Museum is situated in Askiz district of Khakassia in a small village of Poltakov. It exhibits 93 stone stelae with more than a thousand of intriguing rock images, which illustrate last 5000 years of Khakassia history. It can be hardly compared to any other rock art museum in the world because of its diverse and gorgeous collection of rock images. This is why the museum is popular among the foreign visitors of Khakassia. You may see there images of deer, horses, argali and birds. Some of the images may really impress, like the one showing severe battles of deer with long branching antlers. The most interesting stone stelae of museum are dated to Okunev culture (3 – 2 thousand B.C.), but the greatest amount of rock images belongs to Tagar culture (7 – 3 centuries B.C.). Many anthropomorphous images of Tagar period are exhibited here.

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