The premiere screening of the documentary Legend about Golden Man will be shown on July 7 on BBC World News. The debut of the film is coinciding in time with the 20th anniversary of Astana city and is carried out in frames of Rukhani Zhangyru, press service of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan reports.
According to the press service the film is devoted to one of the most famous archaeological finds in Kazakhstan - the Issyk golden man. It is noteworthy that a multimillion audience of one of the most authoritative television channels of the world will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the historical and cultural heritage of our country, through the prism of the legend of one of the symbols of Kazakhstan's independence.
The screening was initiated by BBC World News team which decided to give a new lease of life to archive materials collected by the BBC staff within last year campaign Legends of the Great Steppe.
The campaign had been launched in 2007 by BBC TV channel in association with the Kazakhfilm studio named after Shaken Aimanov with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan. Due to the campaign, the global audience enjoyed video on the sacred places of Kazakhstan, including the mausoleums of Aisha-Bibi and Khodja Ahmed Yassaui. Filming took place in the cities of Issyk, Ushkonyr, Turkestan, and Kapchagai.
Promo-campaign of the documentary Legen about Golden Man is broadcasted from June 23 on BBC World News.
The viewing will be available on broadcasting network BBC World News including Europe, Asian Pacific region, US, Central Asia, Middle East, Latin America and South Africa on July 7 at 13.57 and 18.57 (01.57 and 06.57 Astana time)
It is interesting the Golden Man (Zolotoy Chelovek in Russian, Altyn Adam in Kazakh) is a warrior’s costume from about the 5th century BC that was found in 1969 in a Scythian tomb about 60 km east of Almaty, near Yesik (Issik). It is made of more than 4000 separate gold pieces, many of them finely worked with animal motifs, and has a 70 cm-high headdress bearing skyward-pointing arrows, a pair of snarling snow leopards and a two-headed winged mythical beast.
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