Sogdians and the Silk Road – Central Asia

By |2017-05-31T17:15:44+00:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|

Gold coin from Sogdiana in the Hellenistic period Then in 328 or 327 BC the Macedonian conqueror Alexander conquered the Sogdians. Alexander got as far as the Jaxartes river (Syr Darya in Tajikistan), where he built a city (modern Khujand) and left some of his Greek and Macedonian soldiers and some of the Greek [...]