Source: The Day Weekly Digest
By Mykola SEMENA
Scythian Neapolis Remnants of the Mausoleum of the powerful Scythian King Argos.
While preparing documents to place the Crimea-based Chersonesus Taurica and Bakhchisarai Palace on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Serhii Tur, chair of the Crimean Committee for Cultural Heritage Protection, has suggested in a letter to Simferopol Mayor Viktor Ahieiev that the (...)
Source: Arizona State University.
Computational modelling techniques provide new and vast opportunities to the field of archaeology. By using these techniques, archaeologists can develop alternative computerized scenarios that can be compared with traditional archaeological records, possibly enhancing previous findings of how humans and the environment interact.
An article published in the April 2010 issue of (...)
Source: UNESCO. Karakum by NASA World Wind.
The UNESCO World Heritage List can be extended by including one of the largest sand deserts in the world Karakum, an official Turkmen source said.
The issue has been recently discussed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova in Paris, the source said.
UNESCO’s list already includes Turkmenistan’s ancient settlements (...)
Vladikavkaz — A SIM-card containing appeals for Jihad and photographs of illegal armed unit leaders Doku Umarov and Shamil Basayev (deceased) was seized from imam Jimmy Tanduyev in a maximum-security penitentiary in North Ossetia.
«The imam will spend three months in solitary confinement. He has committed similar violations before», head of the personnel department of the North Ossetian division (...)
Matteo Ricci Dressed in traditional Chinese robes.
A rarely seen 400-year-old map that identified Florida as “the Land of Flowers” and put China at the centre of the world went on display on Tuesday at the Library of Congress.
The map created by Matteo Ricci was the first in Chinese to show the Americas. Ricci, a Jesuit missionary from Italy, was the first Westerner to visit what is now (...)
Mentioned in Avesta, the Vourukash sea is actually associated by some scientists with the Caspian Sea .
By tradition, Zoroastrian doctrine later was perceived by the Median tribe of Magi/Mugi. The name of this tribe is preserved in the name of Mugan (مغان), which is an area located east of Karabakh to the Caspian Sea coast. Starting from the early Middle Ages the word mug (مغ) has come to mean “Zoroastrian” in (...)
The reconsideration of the US alliances should be undertaken on the basis of the genuine historical and cultural identity of the Great Historical Land that has traditionally been the counter-weight to Arab tribalism and reductionism, and more recently to the Wahhabite/Saudi barbarism and the bogus-Islamic extremism.
Imperative regime change at Sanaa The Red Sea Yemenite port of Hodeida; underdevelopment is the (...)
The threat of being called a “traitor” and a “foreigner” hangs over those who dare tread upon the topic of national identity. For the longest time, the term “Afghan” has been pushed upon every ethnic group of Afghanistan and for years, that is what Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks, Turkmans, and other non-Pashtuns were known by the rest of the world. Today, however, it needs to be made clear that “Afghan” is not the rightful (...)
Scythian Gold Mid-4th c., Gold, enamel
From Tovsta Mohyla, near Ordzhonikidze, Dnipropetrovs’ka Oblast’.
A famous Nordic myth tells about a fair and a non German god named Balder. His dwellings and belonging domains are called Breidablick, which is synonymous to Europa (the wide eyed) in Greek. The name Balder originates unquestionably from the Latin word baltas (white); the name of the Baltic peoples (...)
Mont Aragats 4,090m — Aragatsotn Marz.
Approximately 40 million Kurds live in the world; about 20 million live in Turkey, 9 million in Iran, 6 million in Iraq, 3 million in Syria. And the rest are scattered all over the world. Almost any European country has a Kurdish Diaspora; the largest community is 1 million people and is registered in Germany.
Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Armenia. Over 80000 (...)
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Panthera leo persica The Asian lion once occurred in southeast Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and India. By 1884, it survived only in an area of about 3,000 square kilometres in northern India’s Gir Forest, under the private protection of the ruler of the small state. Official protection by the imperial government was (...)
Another potential source of hostility is connected to divergent national historiographies. Efforts by both countries to forge distinct identities in the post-Soviet era are a source of considerable friction between peoples who have co-existed relatively peacefully in the same region for centuries.
Prior to the 19th-century Russian invasion of Central Asia, notions of ethnicity and nationality were largely alien (...)
ایکه چه گپها شد و به چی رقم آریانای بزرگ یا ایران بزرگ یا خراسان بزرگ، تکه تکه و توته توته شد و هر بخش آن به نامهای جداگانه یاد شد، هرکس میتانه برود و تحقیق کنه. همی حالی یک مقالهای بسیار جالب و علمی ده وبسایت ”پاسداران فرهنگ آریانا“ موجود اس به قلم آقای داکتر صاحبنظر مرادی که ده همی موضوع تماس گرفته و مسأله را به خوبی روشن ساخته که دوستا میتانن اوره بخانن. عنوان مقالهای مذکور ”چگونه ما، من شدیم“ میباشه. مه خواندن همی مقاله ره به همه دوستا توصیه می کنم.
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Vishnu schist and Zoroaster granite Photo taken from the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Arizona in January 2002. This is some of the oldest exposed rock in the world, with an average age of 1,700 to 2,000 million years. These rock layers were once the base of an ancient mountain range, comparable to the Rockies, which over time completely eroded away and now provides a tantalizing glimpse of the enormous time scale (...)