Merke Petroglyphs is the gallery of rock paintings of the early Iron Age on the river bank Merke. In the early Iron Age people represented figures which were worshipped on mountain rocks. Each image bore deep meaning and a written language of mankind developed in this era.

Petroglyphs cover a big complex of images: ancient people, vehicles, customs and traditions of tribes, religious views, scenes of hunting and wars.

Turkic runic inscriptions occur among petroglyphs. Such infrequent inscriptions are found in 2 places of Eurasian continent: in Talas and Orkhon-Enisey valleys.

 Such petroglyphs are considered as objects of the world heritage.