History and archaeology in Tadzhikistan
Russian guard surveillance at Takht-i-Sangin, which is situated upon the Oxus River, better known as the Amu Darya. The site is associated with the golden Oxus treasure (at the British Museum) and a fire temple of impressive proportions dedicated to Zoroastrian beliefs. It dates from the Achemenid period but also contained treasures, dating from the Hellenistic and Greco-Bactrian period. Litvinsky who excavated the site from 1951 onwards, claims, the evidence [of the Achemenid dating] lies...
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