Excavations of Penjikent of ancient Sogdiana

Published February 11, 2021

Excavations of Penjikent of ancient Sogdiana

In the spring of 1932, the shepherd Jur-Ali Mahmed-Ali, near the Tajik village of Hayrabad, found a half-rotted basket full of leather scrolls covered with incomprehensible letters. He gave it to the secretary of the local district committee. He took the mysterious scrolls to Dushanbe, where scientists recognized in them the unknown letters of ancient Sogdiana...

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