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CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF IRANIAN WORLD©

 

Exhibition of Unique Iranian Findings Made By Margiana Expedition Opens in Ashgabat

 

16 February 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- A collection of unique specimen of ancient Iranian art found during archaeological excavations of Victor Sarianidi's expedition in the old bed of Murgab river, in the legendary country of Margush, was exhibited for the first time in the National museum of Turkmenistan.

The exhibition visitors have the opportunity to see masterpieces by ancient Iranian jewellers and craftsmen that have never been shown to the public at large.

 

These are "sets" of Parthian golden, silver and bronze bowels, cups, jugs and other ware that often come with engravings with geometrical ornaments or story compositions, knick-knackery of precious metal enchased by turquoise, cornelian or other semi-precious stones. One will be able to see miniature statuettes of animals made of stone and metal, as well as a series of ceramic and stone statuettes depicting gods and goddesses worshiped by people of Margush.

The exhibition opening ceremony organized by the Ministry of culture and TV and Radio broadcast of Turkmenistan and the museum's directorate with the help of the National department for preservation, studies and restoration of the monuments history and culture was attended by famous scientists, masters of arts, representatives of public organizations, mass media, teachers and students of the capital's educational art establishments, foreign guests.

 





 

 

 

 

 

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