Kazakh historians participated in an academic conference dedicated to the 800th anniversary of sultan Baybars in Cairo, where they discussed the role of the Kipchak people in the history of medieval Egypt, QazMonitor reports citing the ministry of culture and sport.
The event was attended by members of the academic community from Egypt, the Netherlands, and a Kazakh delegation led by the chair of the Senate, Maulen Ashimbayev. During his welcoming speech, he awarded the Shapaghat (Kazakh for grace) medal to five Egyptian citizens who had actively contributed to the restoration of the al-Zahir Baybars mosque.
During the conference, scholars presented their reports in Kazakh, Arabic, and English, focusing on the Kipchak-Mamluk heritage in Kazakhstan, as well as the role and representation of Baybars in culture.
"Such conferences facilitate the exchange of experiences among scholars from different countries who study the history of sultan Baybars and provide new perspectives on the subject of study. The magnitude of this historical figure is immense, prompting scientists to explore various aspects, revealing details about his role in Islamic history, diplomacy, and art," said Askhat Oralov, the minister of culture and sport.