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

    ... Avicenna. He was born in 980 AD in a village in modern day Uzbekistan and was a self-taught polymath who first took the initiative to ... taken in the Ibn Sina Museum in Afshana, close to Bukhara in Uzbekistan. He’s been credited with writing at least 130 books, the ...

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

  2. Second Moon Uprising: How Science and Skullduggery Helped an 8th Century Prophet Raise a Revolt

    ... world. Kok-Gumbaz mosque in Qarshi (Karshi), Uzbekistan. ( CC BY SA 4.0 ) Its people were fiercely ... and Samarkand. The Ark fortress in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. ( CC BY SA 2.0 ) When government forces entered the ...

    Ryszard Antolak - 27/06/2017 - 18:35

  3. The Khazars: A Forgotten Medieval Empire that Ruled the Northern Caucasus

    ... southern Russia, western Kazakhstan, and northwestern Uzbekistan too. "The Khazar people were an unusual phenomenon ... southern Russia, western Kazakhstan, and northwestern Uzbekistan too. Khazar coin, the so called 'Moses coin', from the ...

    dhwty - 29/12/2018 - 22:52

  4. Mithridates Stalks His Prey, and Strikes a Killing Blow: The ‘King of Kings’ of Ancient Iran

    ... of 58 millimeters. It was originally found in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, and later acquired by Napoleon III.  (Gallica/ Public Domain ...

    Cam Rea - 27/09/2017 - 16:26

  5. Treacherous Trading: Dangers of the Silk Road

    ... between China and the Mediterranean, in modern day Uzbekistan. ( Public Domain ) Silk by Sea Finally, it may be ...

    dhwty - 01/03/2018 - 13:55

  6. Dr Nickos Poulianos

    Nickos A. Poulianos was born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), July 15 th 1956.  He was educated in Russia, New York, Greece, ...

    ancient-origins - 16/02/2013 - 05:53

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

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

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

  8. Blue Mosque in Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan: A Shrine of Renowned Beauty

    ... is in the north of Afghanistan, not far from the border with Uzbekistan, and the fourth largest city. Mazar-i-Sharif is named after the tomb ...

    Ed Whelan - 12/12/2018 - 01:56

  9. Samarkand: An Ancient Link Between East and West

    ... also spelled as Samarqand, is a city located in modern day Uzbekistan, or the historical Central Asian region of Transoxiana. The city’s ...

    dhwty - 15/02/2016 - 14:53

  10. Tomyris, The Female Warrior and Ruler Who May Have Killed Cyrus the Great

    ... in parts of modern-day Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, western Uzbekistan, and southern Kazakhstan. Most people remember Tomyris for her role ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 26/02/2016 - 03:55

  11. Where Greek Meets Indian: Sirkap, an Ancient City in Pakistan

    ... (north of present-day Afghanistan and on the border of Uzbekistan). The King of the Greco-Bactra Empire, Euthydemus, originated from ...

    micki pistorius - 21/07/2018 - 15:40

  12. Cyrus the Great’s Last Campaign: Who Killed Cyrus? - Part II

    ... portion of the steppe regions of modern-day Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan around 530 BCE, where he would die in battle. But did he? The ...

    Cam Rea - 06/10/2016 - 01:58

  13. The Mughal Empire: Tolerance, Taxes, Addiction, Art, and Other Acts of Genghis Khan’s Relatives in India

    ... Empire. Although Babur was born in Ferghana (in modern day Uzbekistan), it was the accomplishments of direct ancestor, Timur, that ...

    dhwty - 31/10/2018 - 01:02

  14. Experts restore 1,400-year-old shoes from a Chinese tomb

    ... up along the Silk Route to glorious city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan between 200 and 1000 AD. Turfan was an oasis town in the Taklamakan ...

    Mark Miller - 17/03/2015 - 21:05

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

    ... holiday figures, the BBC reported in 2012 that the Uzbekistan government had encouraged the media to stop showing the Russian ... Qobil, R. (2012). Father Christmas off air in Uzbekistan. http://www.bbc.com/news/20701831 Radio Free Europe, Radio ...

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

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

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

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

  17. Archaeologists Uncover a Prehistoric Step Pyramid in the Steppes of Kazakhstan

    ... was in a region encompassing Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan from around 4,000 to 2,200 years ago. The culture is known for its ...

    Mark Miller - 19/08/2016 - 00:48

  18. The Snow Maiden of Slavic Folklore: Magical Characters of Winter from Russia

    ... Qobil, R. (2012). Father Christmas off air in Uzbekistan. http://www.bbc.com/news/20701831 Radio Free Europe, Radio ...

    Alicia McDermott - 13/12/2015 - 03:22

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

    ... around the world. He has led excavations at sites in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian countries. His field work ...

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

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

    ... Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Moldova, South ...

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