The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- Russian archaeologist Victor Sarianidi believes that Margiana (Merv), a province in south of what is today known as Turkmenistan, was the cradle of Zoroastrianism, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Saturday.
to Sarianidi, his archaeological team has recently discovered some
Zoroastrians’ Fire temples in the region.
has two fire temples -- one was presumably used for religious ceremonies and one
for rituals, he added.
temples date back to some 3,000 years BCE, estimated the archaeologist.
had already named the legendary
is located in Murghab region, ancient Margiana.
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