Panjakent

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ruins

; ref elevation_m 996 elevation_ft postal_code_type postal_code area_code website footnotes '''Panjakent''' ( ), also spelled '''Panjikent''', '''Panjekent''', '''Panjikant''' or '''Penjikent''', is a city in the Sughd province of Tajikistan on the Zeravshan River, with a population of 33,000 (2000 census). It was once an ancient town in Sogdiana. The ruins of the old town

20090728164550 http: geocities.com panjikent archivedate 2009-07-28 It means five towns (villages). The ethnic and territorial name "Soghd Soghdian" or Sughd Sughdian was mentioned in history as early as the Iranian Achaemenid Dynasty (6th century BCE). The Achaemenids founded several city-states, as well as cities along the ancient Silk road and in the Zarafshan (Zeravshan River) valley. Image:Panjakent-ancient ruins.jpg thumb left 200px Ancient ruins, near

ancient ruins of the old city, particularly the city architecture and works of art remain today. thumb right The Rudaki Tomb of Panjakent (File:Rudaki Tomb in Panjkent-after restored.jpg) According to Arab geographers, Panjakent in the 10th century had a formal Friday mosque that distinguished the place as a town from a village. It was the easternmost city of Soghd, and became well known for its walnuts.


community based

: Zeravshan Tourism Development Association - A network of small providers offering Community Based Tourism products with special emphasis on cultural and ecological sustainability. Supported by international development organisations. Excellent for arranging custom made tours and accommodation for the individual and group traveller. http: www.ztda-tourism.tj Pamir-Travel, one of the biggest and most experienced operators in Penjikent. http: www.travel-pamir.com (Nematov Niyozgul, Rudaki 22 16


accurate knowledge

was completely blind (blindness), some early biographers are silent about this or do not mention him as being born blind. His accurate knowledge and description of colors, as evident in his poetry, renders this assertion very doubtful. He was the court poet to the Samanid ruler Nasr II (Nasr II of Samanid) (914–943) in Bukhara, although he eventually fell out of favour; his life ended in poverty. In Panjakent there was found inscribed Sogdian alphabet, so we can suppose alphabetisation


important works

houses consisted of ''halls'' with four columns and benches along the walls. They were the most important part of the houses and served religious purposes. More than a third of the hoses had such ''reception halls''. It is here where the archeologists discovered many exceptional ''mural paintings''. These paintings date from the 5th to the 8th century and are considered the most important works of early medieval art in Central Asia before the arrival of Islam. Most houses had a dark vaulted room


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structures with a dome on a square foundation on the top. The hall was decorated with woodcarvings in high relief and even with small statues of caryatids and atlantes. The most common motif of the reliefs in the ceiling were arched niches with figures of the gods, including the sun-god in his chariot. The wall paintings on the other three walls were much smaller than the gods facing the main entrance. They formed two or three friezes depicting royal feasts, hunting scenes, the heroic deeds

took its final form in the 5th and 6th centuries. Each household had its own divine protector, but all gods formed part of a single pantheon, as can be seen from wall paintings depicting several deities side by side. The three-headed god of the wind ''Veshparkar'', who resembles Shiva, and the four-handed ''Nana'' riding on a lion or seated on a throne in the shape of a lion can easily be recognized. Altogether, more than 20 deities can be found on small terracotta images, murals, woodcarvings

not be missed. ''Abu Abdullo Rudaki'' was a famous poet of the 10th century. He lived in Panjakent for a while and later became the national hero of Tajikistan. Among the exhibits in the museum are frescoes from the ancient city of Panjakent depicting a banquet, a battle, and daily life scenes; statues of Zoroastrian divinites and a wooden statue of a dancing woman. Apart from showing artifacts and frescoes of the archeological site nearby the city, it also features exhibits from ''Sarazm


depiction

as found from the wall painting from Penjikent on the river Zervashan. In this depiction, Shiva is portrayed with a sacred halo and a sacred thread ("Yajnopavita"). He is clad in tiger skin while his attendants are wearing Sodgian dress. In Eastern Turkestan in the Taklamakan Desert. There is a depiction of his four-legged seated cross-legged n a cushioned seat supported by two bulls. Geography Climate The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type


main character

in the area but ends differently with the main character eventually becoming a king. See Matteo Compareti's description of the murals at vitterhetsakad.se '''Penjikent''' is a city in Tajikistan. Substantially closer to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, than to Dushanbe, Penjikent is the old center of the Sogdian Empire. It lies at the entrance to Zeravshan Valley


paintings depicting

took its final form in the 5th and 6th centuries. Each household had its own divine protector, but all gods formed part of a single pantheon, as can be seen from wall paintings depicting several deities side by side. The three-headed god of the wind ''Veshparkar'', who resembles Shiva, and the four-handed ''Nana'' riding on a lion or seated on a throne in the shape of a lion can easily be recognized. Altogether, more than 20 deities can be found on small terracotta images, murals, woodcarvings


long period

in Panjakent. The ruins of ancient Panjakent are situated in the ''Zarafshan Valley'' about 60 km east of Samarkand. Panjakant was the easternmost city of ''Sogdia''. The site is being excavated from 1947 onwards. Excavations were led by Y.Yakubovsky, A.Belenitsky and B.Marshak of the Ermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Due to the long period of excavations, Panjakant has become one of the most thoroughly studied early medieval cities in all Asia. Excavations show that Panjakant was founded


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was completely blind (blindness), some early biographers are silent about this or do not mention him as being born blind. His accurate knowledge and description of colors, as evident in his poetry, renders this assertion very doubtful. He was the court poet to the Samanid ruler Nasr II (Nasr II of Samanid) (914–943) in Bukhara, although he eventually fell out of favour; his life ended in poverty. In Panjakent there was found inscribed Sogdian alphabet, so we can suppose alphabetisation

Panjakent

'''Panjakent''' ( ), also spelled '''Panjikent''', '''Panjekent''', '''Panjikant''' or '''Penjikent''', is a city in the Sughd province of Tajikistan on the Zeravshan River, with a population of 33,000 (2000 census). It was once an ancient town in Sogdiana. The ruins of the old town are on the outskirts of the modern city. The Sarazm Important Bird Area lies downstream of the city on the tugay-vegetated floodplain of the river.

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