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Prjevalski's memorial complex


9 kilometres to north from Karakol town, not far from dock in Karakol’s bay among parks is situated museum, monument and the grave of N. M. Prjevalski. Prjevalski was died and burrowed on the Issyk-Kul’s cost as he wished on the way in his fifth journey. This memorial complex location is the highest point of west part of Issyk-Kul’s cost and because of that the view is incredible – beautiful panorama of the lake Issyk-Kul and peaks of snowing mountains.

A proud guardian on the gates is two capricorns-teke, meeting everybody who want’s to visit this complex. There is a monument in the middle of the complex. Huge 9 meters rock from grey granite, on the top is big sculpture of bronze eagle. Under the bronze bird is a map of Central Asia with all Prjevalski’s routs. Lower of eagle is a cross. Under the cross is Pjevalski’s bas-relief in half-face.

Near with the monument is a grave of the famous traveler, covered by gravestone. Around is flower garden.

Memorial museum was opened on 29 of April in 1957. Starting from the beginning the main deal was collecting original Pjevalski’s things in attempts to organize museum’s fund. There are 1910 exhibits in the fund at that moment. The great value for the museum represents private thing and original photos of the traveler, as well as works of his close friend and his followers: V. I. Roborovski, P. K. Kozlov, G. N. Potanin, G. E. Grumm-Grjymailo, published in 19 century.

           


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