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  1. Was Alexander the Great Responsible for Creating Shangri-La in the Hunza Valley in Pakistan?

    ... region of Pakistan meets China, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, lies the hidden Hunza Valley. Scarcely 160 kilometers (100 miles) ...

    Willem Daffue - 28/09/2018 - 16:10

  2. Words from the Ancient Past: The Sogdian Ancient Letters

    ... commerce. Building cities in what is today Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, the Sogdian merchants became vital go-betweens for trade on the ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 24/10/2016 - 21:53

  3. Scattered but Not Forgotten: The Amazing Ancient Persian Gold and Silver Oxus Treasure

    ... The treasure of Oxus, available at: Muscarella, Oscar ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 29/12/2016 - 21:55

  4. Ancient Silk Shirt from a Fallen Empire is Set to Fetch a Bundle at Auction

    ... fertile valleys around deserts in today’s Uzbekistan and Tajikistan regions. They were the go-betweens on the inland silk road, which ...

    Alicia McDermott - 04/04/2018 - 18:48

  5. Extraordinary Buddhist Sculptures Unearthed in the Ruins of an Ancient City in Pakistan

    ... settled in Bactria around 135 BC. Bactria comprised modern Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Barikot Ghundai ruins. ( CC BY SA ...

    Mark Miller - 30/04/2016 - 03:54

  6. The Rise of Chandragupta Maurya, and the Golden Age of the Mauryan Empire

    ... Mauryan Empire was extended to the edge of modern day Iran, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. In 305 B.C., Chandragupta sought to further expand ...

    dhwty - 01/11/2014 - 12:27

  7. Who Was Ibn Sina and Why is He a Google Doodle?

    ... still considered an iconic figure in many places today, Tajikistan has bank notes bearing his image and Azerbaijan and Iran still ...

    Alicia McDermott - 07/08/2018 - 20:20

  8. The Surprising Links Between Alexander the Great and Christianity

    ... ), and a statue of Alexander the Great in Khujand, Tajikistan. ( CC BY-NC 2.0 ) By Natalia Klimczak ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 03/05/2016 - 03:53

  9. The Tatars: The Golden Horde, People from Hell, Or Something Else?

    ... presence in Central Asian countries such as Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. Furthermore, as a result of diaspora, Tatar ...

    ancient-origins - 06/10/2018 - 23:05

  10. Did Nomads and their Herds Carve Out the Silk Road?

    ...  the Hindu Kush in Northern Afghanistan; the Pamir in Tajikistan; the Dzhungar in Kazakhstan; the Tian Shan in Kyrgyzstan, ...

    ancient-origins - 11/03/2017 - 01:50

  11. The Secret Strategic Plans of Darius the Great

    ... Mountain and surrounds (via what is today Kazakhstan and Tajikistan), thus neutralizing the Scythians living to the west of the Caspian ...

    nickospoulianos - 16/08/2018 - 19:14

  12. The Genghis Khan Biography: Military Genius, Genocidal Maniac, Serial Abuser Of Women

    ... Iran, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Moldova, South Korea, North Korea, and ...

    ashley cowie - 21/10/2018 - 18:58

  13. Meet Father Frost and his Fairy Goddaughter Snow Maiden: Magical Characters of Winter from Russia

    ... Soviet times in the now predominantly Muslim country. Tajikistan followed suit in 2013, with government officials banned the holiday ...

    Alicia McDermott - 12/12/2015 - 14:24