Shulgan-Tash Cave was presented to scientific representatives of France
UFA, 14 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The cave paintings of the Shulgan-Tash Cave and the cultural heritage site itself were recently presented in France at the round table “Aristocracy in the Stone Age”, which was held at the Musée National de Préhistoire in the Les Aesies-de-Taillac-Syrae Department Dordogne.
The round table was held from October 9 to 11 and brought together more than 50 scientists from all over France, specializing in various fields of science. These were ethnographers, archaeologists, specialists in cave art, anthropologists. The idea of the colloquium belongs to Emanuel Guyi, the author of the book “What Rock Art Says About Our Origin” published in 2017. The round table was attended by Alexey Solodeinikov, a researcher at the Shulgan-Tash Cave Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, a member of the working group on the preparation of the bid dossier and management plan for the Shulgan-Tash Cave Rock Painting.
The exhibition includes several videos about the Shulgan-Tash, Ufa and Bashkortostan caves with captions in English, full-size copies of rock paintings and several massive posters in Russian, English, and French, telling about the cave halls, Paleolithic art, recipes of ancient colors. It also introduces the results of the study of the cave, carried out in preparation for the nomination of the object "Rock Paintings of the Shulgan-Tash Cave".
As you know, the Shulgan-Tash Cave is included in the list of objects that claim to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2012.
The inclusion of the object in the UNESCO List is one of the main tasks outlined in the decree of the Head of Bashkortostan on the strategic directions of the socio-economic development of the republic until 2024. The implementation of this project will solve a wide range of problems relevant to the Republic of Bashkortostan. This is the formation of the regional standard conditions for the preservation of the archaeological heritage site, the creation of an effective system for managing the site, the strengthening of international cooperation in the study, protection, use and popularization of rock art, the development of tourism and recreational cluster "Burzyansky", the creation of a permanent research center. The implementation of the project will also contribute to the attraction of human and investment resources.