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...

Finding Eldorado

Published April 24, 2021

Finding Eldorado

Another abode of sages who own countless treasures is called Eldorado. This name comes from the Spanish El-dorado - "golden country". This is the name of the mythical area, teeming with gold and precious stones, "where these treasures are as common as we have an ordinary cobblestone". The appearance of the legend about this country is associated with the discovery of America...

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