TITLE

The Forgotten Kushan Empire: New Discoveries at Zar-tepe

AUTHOR(S)
Masson, V.M.
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Archaeology;Jan/Feb84, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the study of the stratigraphy at Zar-tepe and other sites and its role in elucidating many facts of both the history and the culture of the Kushan state, a broad belt of cultures in the first and fourth centuries after Christ that stretched across the Old World from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Systematic exploration of the monuments and cities of the Kushan state which included southern regions of Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan, a large part of Pakistan, and northern parts of India; Establishment of the joint Bactrian expedition through the combined efforts of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union and the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR; Analysis and systematization of the numerous artifacts of the material culture; Nature of the carefully planned small settlements; High degree of careful urban planning manifested by the residential sections of Zar-tepe; Evidence for the religious life at Zar-tepe.
ACCESSION #
16268869

 

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