Artefacts from Turkmenistan’s ancient kingdom displayed in Berlin exhibition


ASHGABAT (TCA) — The exhibition “Margiana. The Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan” opened in New Berlin Museum in late April and will last until October. Rare artefacts from Turkmen museums are demonstrated abroad for the first time, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reported.

The exhibition has drawn keen interest of people in Germany and museum connoisseurs from different parts of the world.

Representative of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany on Culture and Mass Media Monika Grütters noted at the opening ceremony that Margiana is a unique historical monument whose treasures would leave no one indifferent.

“I would like to visit Turkmenistan and see the monuments and treasures – the evidence of many centuries. Margiana introduces not only the ancient history of Turkmen people but also the modern life of Turkmenistan. The exhibition organized in one of the prestigious museums will give a strong impulse to further intensification of cultural, humanitarian and interstate relations. I do believe that the Turkmen exposition will raise keen interest not only in Germany but also in the world. We are proud that the capital of Germany was chosen as the place of its first organization in Europe,” Mrs. Grütters said.

German representatives including Chief specialist, Coordinator of Margiana Exhibition, Dr. Manfred Navrot, a famous researcher and promoter of ancient history and cultural heritage, joined Turkmen scientists and archaeologists in the preparation of the exhibition.

“Five years ago I had a chance to visit sunny Turkmenistan and to see the results of archaeological excavations in Gonur-Depe as well as to see for myself the large-scale work on the study of the richest historical treasures of this ancient land. Margiana used to be a prosperous kingdom not yielding to other developed civilizations. This is indicated by the findings discovered there. We are glad and proud that the rarities of Gonur-Depe are exhibited in our Museum and the guests from different countries of the world have an opportunity to see these priceless treasures of Margiana,” Manfred Navrot said.

Sergey Kwan