Famous archaeologist Victor Sarianidi presented his new book titled "Margush: Mystery and Truth of the Great Culture" at an official ceremony held at the Makhtumkuli national music and drama theatre in Ashgabat on 30 September.
Turkmen minister of culture, TV and Radio broadcasting Gulmyrat Myradov opened the ceremony, the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat. French, British, Italian and Russian archaeologists also spoke at the ceremony. They arrived in the Turkmen capital to attend an international scientific conference on archaeology that started today.
"Seventeen years of Turkmenistan's independence not only mark a period of the country's development but also its confident entramce into the world political arena and the most productive years in my life. In these years, together with my colleagues and with all-out support of the Turkmen state, I made those discoveries that I describe in my new book," Victor Sarianidi said presenting his research work.
The book by professor, doctor of historical sciences, academic of the Russian Academy of Science, winner of the international prize of Turkmenistan named after Makhtumkuli, honorary citizen of Turkmenistan Victor Sarianidi is the last one in a series of books called "Margush. Ancient Oriental Kingdom in the Old Delta of Murgab River" and "Gonur Depe. The City of Kings and Gods".
The trilogy tells us about one of the earliest civilizations of the Orient discovered by Victor Sarianidi. This civilization originated in the territory of Turkmenistan in the Bronze Age, III-II thousand years B.C. Scientists regard Margiana as a home place of Zoroastrizm and the fifth center of the world civilization along the Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China.