The Astana Times recalls that „Kazakh archaeology enthusiast Dmitriy Dey studied satellite photographs on Google Earth and found unusual geometric patterns built out of earth and clay in 2007”. In the same year, he launched the Turgay Discovery project that focused on research on the Turgai geoglyphs. Since 2007, Dey and a team of archaeologists and scientists have carried out nearly 80 expeditions, the article adds.
Some of the extensive earthworks have been given names such as Ushtogay Square or Turgai Triquetra, it explains.
„The two geoglyphs of Ushtogay Square and Turgai Triquetra are included in the list of sacred objects of national importance, while 72 other geoglyphs are also on the list of objects protected by the state,” The Astana Times reminds.
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