Repatriates Assembly

Kent Mountains

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There is a Karagaily mine settlement in their foothills. In 1864 Kazakh scientist Chokan Ualikhanov wrote an article “Regarding the Kirgiz migration”, mentioning this picturesque location: “Kent and Kazyluk (Kazylyk) mountains are mainly used for wintering, as a shelter from the region’s strong winds.” An ancient name of these mountains is Kenkazan meaning “mining”. There are many minerals hidden inside them: precious and semiprecious, copper ores, ironstones and rhinestones. The main Kent Mountain is 1469 meters high – massif’s tallest peak. Kent’s granite ridges are 1000 square meters long. The rocks are covered in cracks and come in some unique and unusual shapes. The combination of chestnut colored slopes and green pines creates a very beautiful view. The northern mountain walls are filled with tall birches, rowans, aspens and osier beds. There is a river called Little Talda flowing in the steppe valley. Black and red currents, raspberries and cotoneasters grow on the mountain tops. Lowlands are covered in motley grass and swaps, where you can find all kinds of mushrooms – russulas, coral milky caps and brown cap boletus. Meadows are filled with barberries and aromatic healing sagebrush stems. In total, there are 900 flowering plants in the region. The animal world is very diverse and rich as well - foxes, wolves, elks and moose. The most beautiful and remote creature living here is the wild ram from the Red Book. Local climate is highly continental – severe winters and cold, dry summers. Average annual temperature is +2 degrees. In July, it comes up to +20, in January – minus 15. Kent is a truly magical place with a lot to offer. In 2010 archeologists found the new “Golden man” on this territory. It was a forty years old Saka tribe chieftain, leading in Central Kazakhstan more than 2500 years ago. The newly found six burial mounds remained arrows, golden jewelry and rock necklaces, dating VI-V B.C. This research gave us a lot of vital information. According to them, metal processing was practiced here 300-400 years before Europe.