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Over the 23 years of its existence, the Institute has issued more than 60 scientific publications that have become the result of the scientific and research activities of the Institute. In addition, IICAS has been publishing the journal IICAS for more than 10 years. The journal is published twice a year in Russian and English, and is on the list of the Higher Attestation Commission of Uzbekistan. All publications of the Institute are distributed free of charge and are available to everyone. IICAS, independently or in cooperation with UNESCO, organizes international scientific conferences in which dozens of leading scientists from Central Asia and the world have already taken part. Many of the IICAS publications are bilingual and are prepared in English and Russian.

Русский, English

Bulletin of IICAS. Volume 13.

ISBN: 1694-5794; Era: -; Country: ; Key words: bulletin, volume-13, iicas, unesco;

Fernand Braudel (1902-1985) alongside with other historians, representatives of the Annales School, Marc Bloch, Lucien Febvre, Ernest Labrousse and Pierre Renouvin advocated the renewal of a history and developed the concept of “global, total history”. According to this concept, history encompasses all aspects of the human life and that of the society, including seemingly unrelated wedding rituals, menus of the inns, field contours, maps of the cities and villages. Those are everyday realities, which barely change through time and serve the role of inert matter, ballast and even as obstacle to historical progress1 . This is how a common life of people, consisting of hardly ever noticeable and negligible facts comes under the scope of historical studies.

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Русский, English

Bulletin of IICAS. Volume 12.

ISBN: 1694-5794; Era: -; Country: ; Key words: bulletin, volume-12, iicas, unesco;

In 2008, in the course of archaeological prospecting in Parhar region of Tajikistan1 we discovered stone bases of different sizes, pilasters manufactured of limestone in Greek-Bactrian architectural style (fig. 1), as well as a stone mock-up of chartak (fig. 2). All architectural details are pertaining to an edifice that once rose above a lofty terrace. In the 1970s, following the development of cultivation area, remains of the building were остатки здания были leveled by a bulldozer, stone columns and other architectural constructions were thrown off a hill slope, later on a site under cemetery. A stone column was later unearthed here – a model of chartak of Zoroastrian temple (fig. 3). In all probability, a Zoroastrian temple of fire must have towered above an underlying village – chartak with its model attached to the temple. 

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Bulletin of IICAS. Volume 11.

ISBN: 1694-5794; Era: -; Country: ; Key words: bulletin, volume-11, iicas, unesco;

Turkmenistan occupies its independent, peculiar place in a broader area of Central Asia’s early agricultural communes. The historical heritage of the Neolithic, Eneolithic and Bronze Ages is a substantial contribution to the global culture. Archeological excavations are is illustrative that Turkmenistan is one of the world’s oldest hearths of human civilization. Of all kinds of arts that came into existence in the ancient times, we can examine only material evidences of creativity of the epoch that has brought its bright specimens through millenniums. Artistic handicrafts occupy particular position among the monuments of human creativity. Ceramics, which had been forwarded esthetic demands yet at those times, is one of the most important technical achievements of the ancient man.

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Bulletin of IICAS. Volume 10.

ISBN: 1694-5794; Era: -; Country: ; Key words: bulletin, volume-10, iicas, unesco;

its research was accounted for by the fact that suffi ciently rich and varied writt en heritage of the Tajik people could not provide a comprehensive conception of historical processes, especially in the ancient period, including Stone and Bronze Ages, early Middle Ages. To M. Dyakonov’s thinking, there were quite a few essential gaps in the ancient and medieval history of Tajikistan that cannot be fi lled on the basis of writt en sources only, especially as these sources are informatively scant, bear no systematic nature and scatt ered about in tens of works in diff erent languages. Most writt en sources on the history of Tajikistan are known in the science, so researchers are mainly engaged in interpreting them from diff erent points of view. Hence, it is archaeological excavations only to provide new materials.2

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Bulletin of IICAS. Volume 9.

ISBN: 1694-5794; Era: -; Country: ; Key words: bulletin, volume-9, iicas, unesco;

Sett lements of miners that sprang up in the past in places of minerals extraction were fre-quently located far from agricultural and craft centers. Deliveries of necessary foodstuff s and handicraft wares depended not only on natural conditions where miners and their families sett led down but to a greater degree on value of a mineral. Evidence of this has clearly been apparent in the town of miners’ Bazardara which was built in a diffi - cult of access region of Eastern Pamirs (Murgab district of Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region), at a height of 3905 m above sea level. Th e climate of Eastern Pamirs is severe. Th is is an arid zone. Th e area around the lake Bulun-kul is reputed to be a pole of cold. Winter temperatures range between – 550 and lower. Summer months are characterized by early frosts. No farming is possible; catt le-breeding is available only.

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