History of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the largest segment of the Eurasian Steppe, was the home and crossroads for numerous groups of people throughout history. Human activity in the region began with the extinct Pithecanthropus and Sinanthropus 1 million – 800,000 years ago in the Karatau Mountains, as well as the Caspian and Balkhash areas. Neanderthals were present 140,000 – 40,000 years ago in the Karatau Mountains and Central Kazakhstan. Modern Homo sapiens appeared 40,000 – 12,000 years ago in Southern, Central, and Eastern Kazakhstan. After the end of the last glacial period, 12,500 – 5,000 years ago, human settlement spread across the whole of Kazakhstan, eventually leading to the extinction of large animals (mammoth, woolly rhinoceros). The hunter-gatherer communes invented bows and boats, and used domesticated wolves and traps for hunting.

The Neolithic Revolution was marked by the appearance of animal husbandry and agriculture, giving rise to the Atbasar,Kelteminar, Botai, Mokanjar, Ust-Narym, and other cultures. The Botai culture (3600–3100 BCE) is credited with the first domestication of horses. Ceramics and polished stone tools also appeared during this period. The 4th – 3rd millennia witnessed the beginning of metal production, manufacture of copper tools, and use of casting molds. In the 2nd millennium, ore mining developed in Central Kazakhstan.

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Kazakhstan’s Golden Man, ancient national treasures on show at Muzium Negara

The Star 15 Oct 2019
Pride and joy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Golden Man – or Altyn Adam in Kazakh – is a warrior’s armour suit from the 5th century BC that was discovered by Kazakh archaeologist Kemal Akishev during an excavation in the south of the country in 1969 ... History And Culture, giving nations far and wide a glimpse into the rich culture of those times....
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Sheikh Zayed's space ambition achieved, says Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri

The National 04 Oct 2019
UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri said his historic mission was “only the beginning” for the country’s space programme ... Read More. As it happened ... Maj Al Mansoori departed the ISS at 11.37am yesterday before touching down at 3.59pm in a remote section of Kazakhstan. While his place in history was secured, he vowed that the journey would not stop there ... ....
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First Arab on ISS set for Earth return

SpaceDaily 03 Oct 2019
Almaty, Kazakhstan (AFP) Oct 3, 2019. An Emirati who made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station is set to return to Earth on Thursday following an eight-day mission that sparked euphoria in his homeland ... ....
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Video: What UAE's first astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori did during his space mission

Khaleej Times 02 Oct 2019
The UAE's first astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori is all set to land back on earth at 2.59pm (UAE time) today ... Day 1. Launch to history. >Hazzaa launched into space at 5.57pm UAE time from Baikonur in Kazakhstan onboard the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft along with Nasa flight engineer Jessica Meir and Russian commander Oleg Skripochka. Day 2 ... Day 3. A royal call....
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Burj Khalifa lights up as Dubai celebrates first Arab to reach ISS

Deccan Chronicle 27 Sep 2019
Kazakhstan. An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station (ISS), after blasting off from Kazakhstan. The Russian spacecraft carrying Hazzaa al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates, who was accompanied by Russia's Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, docked Wednesday after a six-hour trip ... .......
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Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

SpaceDaily 26 Sep 2019
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Sept 26, 2019. An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan ... The three "entered the orbiting lab and joined six of their stati ... ....
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UAE in Space: Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS; Burj Khalifa lights up

One India 26 Sep 2019
Baikonur (Kazakhstan), Sep 26. An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan. The Russian spacecraft carrying Hazzaa Al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates, who was accompanied by Russia's Oleg ... ....
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This Man Becomes First Arab To Reach International Space Station

NDTV 26 Sep 2019
An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan ... ....
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UAE astronaut makes history as first Arab aboard ISS

France24 26 Sep 2019
An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan ... ....
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Rocket blasts off carrying first Arab to space station

The Hindu 26 Sep 2019
A Soyuz rocket blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan carrying an Emirati who will make history as the first Arab on the International Space Station. Hazzaa al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates is accompanied by Russia’s Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Mr ... .......
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Hazzaa al-Mansoori: Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

The Siasat Daily 26 Sep 2019
Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, lit up the moment of blast-off. An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan ... Mansoori, 35, received support from around the world ahead of what he described as his “dream” mission ... Blessing ... Source....
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First Female Astronaut From Maine Blasts Off to International Space Station Wednesday

Newsweek 25 Sep 2019
Jessica Meir is set to make a bit of history Wednesday as she becomes the first woman from Maine to go into space. She will be blasting off from Kazakhstan for a 6-month mission to the International Space Station ... September 24, 2019 at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan....
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Rocket blasts off carrying first Arab to ISS

The News International 25 Sep 2019
A Soyuz rocket blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan carrying an Emirati who is set to make history as the first Arab on the International Space Station ... A Soyuz rocket blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan carrying ......
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