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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.

Petroglyphs of Central Asia

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Hundreds ol thousands of petroglyphs are widespread along the ancient roads and territories of Central Asia,from Pomir to Alton,in steppic ond montoneous oreos. They dote from any time from the prehistory to contemporary period. They are organized os simple elementary images os well os complex and elaborated compositions. Petroglyph sites have been recorded and studied from the time of the 17th century travellers. However, o great impulse was given by professional archaeologists during the Soviet period. Teams recorded and published rock art sites in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan,Kazakhstan,Siberia,Mongolia. Related sites were also studied bv scholars in China, Pakistan and india

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The cities and routes of Great Silk Road

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The Great Silk Road! These words are now widely spread throughout Oriental and Western popular science and literature, in the statements of statemen and other public figures and in economic and touristic programs. The Silk Road stands as a symbol of friendly economic and cultural relations between peoples of dilferent countries and continents. Therefore it was natural that in November .1987 the UNESCO General Assembly presented a programme entitled "The Great Silk Road: The Means of Association between Nations". as the most important and extensive peace programme at the end of the twentieth century.The programme included intercommunication between Eurasian countries along the whole range of economic ,scientific and technical and cultural exchanged. It is also anticipated that the current independent Central Asian Republics- Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tadjikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan - that joined in economic, commercial, technical and scientific continental integration will be actively involved in the programme.

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Atlas of Central Asian Artistic Crafts and Trades Vol.1

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Situated at the heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan is a land of ancient and rich artistic culture. Its original folk decorative and applied arts are closely connected with the Uzbek people's traditional way of life and customs. At the same time reflecting its artistic taste and aesthetic world perception formed over centuries, they are an integral part of its cultural identity and a special source of pride. Today, hundreds of craftsmen are reviving and developing the traditions of the age-old crafts of Uzbekistan, not only those connected with the production of household utensils but also with the exterior and interior decoration of buildings. The magnificent architectural monuments of Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva and other historic cities bear eloquent witness to the skill and inspiration of the ganch (stucco) and wood carvers, the naqash (ornamental painters), and the ceramics masters who made the beautiful glazed terra-cotta tiles and mosaic work with which they are decorated. However, the main value of Uzbek folk art lies not only in the making of splendid things and architectural decorations but also in its extraordinarily rich vocabulary of artistic images, constituting a Kind of embodied poetry.

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