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31 05, 2017

Sogdians and the Silk Road – Central Asia

By |2019-04-07T07:32:31-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Gold coin from Sogdiana in the Hellenistic period The Sogdians meet Alexander Then in 328 or 327 BC the Macedonian conqueror Alexander conquered the Sogdians. Earlier Sogdian history Alexander the Great More Central Asia articles Alexander founds cities Alexander got as far as the Jaxartes river (Syr Darya in Tajikistan), where he built a [...]

31 05, 2017

Sogdians – History of Central Asia

By |2019-09-11T05:54:27-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Sogdians: A horse-drawn chariot from the Oxus Treasure (British Museum, thanks to Mary Harrsch) Where did they come from? The Sogdians came to Sogdiana  probably about 1500 BC. (That's modern Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.) They were part of the wave of Yamnaya migration to the south-east. Who were the Yamnaya? Bronze Age timeline Central [...]