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Tadzhikistan Archaeology

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 in the Iranian inscriptions upon the alter. Says Litvinsky, Perhaps it was the largest temple in all of Bactria  we found some 8000 golden objects there including 200-250 golden vases.
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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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From gallery: Tadzhikistan Archaeology
Source: YumeVisionPhotographers
Date: 16 Jul 2001
Location: Takht-i-Sangin Khatlon Tajikistan
Credit: Swen Connrad'/YumeVision
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  • Archaeologist
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  • Tajikistan
  • Tadzhikistan
  • Tadzhik
  • Dushanbe
  • Buddhism
  • Buddha
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