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Museum of founder of Kazakh mythology opened in Shetpe village

Opening of the museum in Mangistau region cost 120 million tenge.
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During a working trip, Mangistau region governor Alik Aidarbayev attended the opening of a memorial museum of ethnographer, founder of Kazakh mythology Serikbol Kondybay in Shetpe village, reports.

The local budget allocated more than 120 million tenge for construction of a new cultural facility in the center of the village.

"The new museum now stores the heritage of Serikbol Kondybay. He was an example of selfless service to the country, being chained for life to the bed. Kondybay did scientific work in his native village Shetpe," - told the museum staff.

Recall that Serikbol Kondybay was born March 14, 1968 in Kuryk village, Mangistau region. Since 1969, he had lived in Shetpe village. In 1986 he entered the geographical faculty of Kazakh State University and graduated in 1991 with a degree in "Geomorphology".

He refused the offer of post-graduate study at the Institute of Geography of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan and returned to the village. He worked as a specialist in Mangystau-Ustyurt Society for Protection of Monuments, the regional environment department, and then he was a teacher in the local secondary school until a car accident in 1995. As a result of the accident his spine was injured.

Despite the difficult state in 1996, he focused on large-scale divergent theoretical studies, which resulted in 10 books published during his lifetime. After the death of the author, four books and a translation of monograph by M.Eliade "Aspects of the myth" (the second volume of the ten-volumed "Anthology of world cultural thought") were published.

In addition, Kondybai published more than 90 scientific, popular scientific and journalistic articles in the national press.

He died August 24, 2004 at the age of 36.

In Aktau, his name is given to the local school.

Xenia Voronina
12:33, 26 October 2015

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