This book presents the results of the excavations conducted by Victor Sarigiannidis, approximately three decades ago in the Khartoum desert in the ancient Kingdom of Margiana (Turkmenistan) which brought to light an unknown civilization of the 2nd millennium BC, whose religion, known as “Iranian paganism”, was the basis for Zoroastrism.

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    Twenty-five years ago, V. Sarianidi discovered a hitherto unknown civilization of the second millennium BC in Margiana (Turkmenistan), in the Caracorum desert. Ιt was founded by Indo-Iranian tribes whose religion, known as “Iranian Paganism”, formed the basis of Zoroastrism.
    The results of the Margiana excavations are of great importance to our understanding of the ancient civilizations of Asia. In addition to pottery, stone, bone and metal objects, seals, and sculpture, there were also discoveries of monumental buildings, temples and palaces, as well as rich tombs, revealing the existence of a unique Central Asian civilization that enjoyed direct relations both with the peoples of the Near East and with the Aegean world.

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    Weight 1160 g
    Dimensions 23 × 30.5 cm
    Language

    Αγγλικά

    Pages

    192

    Images

    80 δίτονες εικόνες

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VICTOR SARIANIDI

Margiana and Protozoroastrism

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This book presents the results of the excavations conducted by Victor Sarigiannidis, approximately three decades ago in the Khartoum desert in the ancient Kingdom of Margiana (Turkmenistan) which brought to light an unknown civilization of the 2nd millennium BC, whose religion, known as “Iranian paganism”, was the basis for Zoroastrism.

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