Uzbekistan - the foundation of a new Renaissance" has begun in Samarkand city today.
On the first day of the event, which was attended by more than 250 world-famous Oriental scientists, including 33 famous international and 15 national museum directors, representatives of 6 international organizations, more than 15 academicians, more than 20 professors and 20 doctors of science, "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan" 10 new books-albums in the series "in world collections" (volumes 51-60) were presented.
- These books contain the rich history, culture, traditions, settlements and world-famous great scholars of the Uzbek people, - says Alparslan Akinci, cultural and tourism advisor of the Turkish Embassy. - We also have copies of Alisher Navoi's manuscripts in our Istanbul libraries. These books reflect the centuries-old culture of Uzbek and Turkish brothers.
A presentation of a unique edition of an ancient manuscript kept in the National Library of France was also held as part of the event. Mueller & Schindler, one of the leading European publishing houses, presented a unique facsimile of a manuscript commissioned by the great astrologer Mirzo Ulugbek. Also, within the framework of the congress, two more unique books on the art of Uzbekistan "On the shores of the island and the Amu. Karakalpak Art" and "Decoration: Aesthetics, Magic, Meaning" books were also presented.
The congress will last until July 24, and for two days, more than 100 lectures on the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan and Central Asian countries will be heard by famous orientalists from more than 35 countries of the world.
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