Online Lecture: "Bukhārā between Antiquity and the Middle Ages: New Archaeological Research in the shahristān of Bukhara"
6. Juli 2021
Foto: UHH/S. Heidemann
The final lecture of this semester's Lecture Series on the History and Culture of Central Asia will be held by Prof Stark (NYU). He will focus on
"Bukhārā between Antiquity and the Middle Ages: New Archaeological Research in the shahristān of Bukhara."
Although sporadic archaeological excavations in Bukhārā began almost 90 years ago, Bukhārā remains much less systematically explored by archaeologists than other major urban centers in the wider regions (such as Samarqand or Marw). Consequently, especially the earliest periods of the history of the city – dating back to the early 3rd century BCE –, are still poorly understood. In my talk I will discuss our current state of knowledge concerning the pre-Islamic periods of the history of the city and introduce new data on these periods from rescue excavations conducted in the inner city (shahristān) in 2020.