Exhibition "UNESCO Treasures" in Bakhchisarai

The Bakhchsarai Khan's palace is one of 15 applicants for inclusion into the list of the World Heritage of UNESCO
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In the Khan's palace of the Bakhchsarai historical-cultural reserve is opened the exhibition "UNESCO Treasures: works of the American photographer — landscape writer Tom Till". The exhibition carrying out is connected with the fact that in 2011 UNESCO will consider the issue of inclusion of the Bakhchsarai Khan's palace into the list of the World heritage.

The exhibition which consists from 29 large-sized photos and will be accessible to visiting till April, 8th, was already shown in Switzerland, Russia and Norway. After exhibiting in Bakhchisarai the exhibition will move to Kiev, and then — to Copenhagen, Paris, Bruxelles and other cities of Europe.

According to the newspaper "The Day", the cultural action is organized by the embassy of the USA in Ukraine together with UNESCO. Its idea belongs to the ambassador of the USA in Ukraine, John Tefft.

"Ukraine is rich with a cultural heritage. The country already has four objects, which entered into the list of UNESCO world heritage, but 15 more monuments of culture and history apply for it. Three of them are in Crimea. Nowadays the Bakhchsarai complex is one of the applicants along with the Greek settlement in Chersonese and the Sudak fortress", the ambassador stated, opening the exhibition.

During his visit to Bakhchisarai, John Tefft and employees of the Embassy of the USA in Ukraine visited unique monuments of the palace ensemble, a complex of the medieval Muslim university Zyndzhyrly-medrese, the well-known tomb of the Crimean Khans "Durbe Mengli-Giray" where are buried the remnants of founders of the Crimean Khanate, Khans Hadzhi Devlet-Giray and Mengli-Giray who built Zyndzhyrly-medrese, and also a pantheon where is buried the well-know educator Ismail Gasprinsky and other known figures of the Crimean-Tatar people.

The opening of the photo-exhibition "Travel to two oceans" became the second part of the Ukrainian-American meeting in Bakhchisarai. On it the historian and the writer Oleksa Gayvoronsky presented 46 photo-works made by him in the autumn of 2009 during his trip across the USA within the limits of the program of a cultural exchange of the US State department.

By the newspaper "The Day"

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