The Culture Department of Kostanai Region Akimat, with participation of Lisakovsk Museum of History and Culture of Upper Tobol, Kostanay Regional Museum of History and Local Lore and the State Cultural Center for Amateur Folk Art and Cinema and Video Fund of the Culture Department of Kostanai Region Akimat Culture Department will conduct Fifth International Festival of Ancient Technologies and Cultural Communications named after Thor Heyerdahl «Desht Thor».
Date: August 19-20, 2022
Venue: site of the Kostanay Regional Museum of History and Local Lore (Kostanay, Kazakhstan)
Date: August 27-28, 2022
The main place: the city of Lisakovsk, Kostanay region, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Speaker platforms: from anywhere in the World.
Appeals from the organizers, partners and participants of the festival to the audience, teaser trailers of the participants’ performances.
July 24, 2021
July 25, 2021
The Upper Tobol region is a place in the steppe belt of Eurasia, where dozens of historical and archaeological monuments are compactly located on a relatively small territory, which are of interest not only in historical, scientific, but also in cultural, educational, and tourist terms.
The study of the ancient archaeological sites of Kazakhstan proves that our country was the center of vivid historical processes, ancient cultural communications, globalization of ideas, one of the centers of the formation of the subsequent Indo-European world and the ancestor of the world of steppe nomadic cultures.
The popularization of scientific knowledge is especially necessary in the current situation of the decline of the popular science sphere. And as part of the scientific and educational movement, we have been holding our International Festival of Ancient Technologies and Cultural Communication named after Thor Heyerdahl “Desht-Thor”.
The contingent of active participants in our Festival is quite diverse. We welcome everyone – from professors and doctors of sciences to schoolchildren and history buffs. We support any initiative and are glad to any of your participation.
Our Festival is a platform for communication and exchange of information between specialists in different fields and directions. We believe that museum staff, archaeologists, reenactors, craftsmen and other specialists have something to talk about, learn something new, and exchange knowledge and opinions.
Each presentation by a participant is a 30-minute video. It can be a pre-recorded and edited video clip, or live broadcast.
To participate in the festival as an active participant, you need to fill out the form below and the organizers will contact you!
Location of festival participants on the map
«Reenactment in tourism» (reenactment-excursion)
«Built for centuries» (world architecture)
«History and destinys» (reenactment of historical events, biographies)
«Jewelers - beauty reenactors» (jewelry business)
«Golden threads of weaving technologies» (weaving technologies)
«Wonders of Felt» (Felting)
«Hephaestus Heirs» (archeometallurgy)
«Magic clay» (ceramics)
«The Art of Being a Warrior» (weapons manufacturing technologies)
«Reenactment in the Museum» (item in the museum space)
«Fashion through the ages» (costume reenactment)
«Sign and Image» (reenactment of an artifact)
«Magic of ancient knowledge» (Ancient knowledge, traditional medicine, beliefs)
«Delicious food» (reenactment of old food recipes)
«Faster than the wind» (vehicles)
«History inthe service of MelpomeneE» (Reenactment on stage: theater, cinema, music, show)
Organizers, sponsors and participants of the festival