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Archaeological Explorations in the Sogdian Fortress of Kafir Kala (Samarkand Region, Republic of Uzbekistan)

Archaeological Explorations in the Sogdian Fortress of Kafir Kala (Samarkand Region, Republic of... * Special thanks are due to Gianluca Bonora, Francesca Franceschini and Bernardo Rondelli (Department of Archaeology – University of Bologna) for their assistance during the topo- graphical investigations of the site. We are also grateful to Prof. Pierfrancesco Callieri and Prof. Maurizio Tosi who have kindly revised earlier versions of this text. 1 The preliminary presentation of the Project is in Shirinov, Tosi 2003, 13-40. 2 In particular the topographical studies by M.E. Masson, who prepared the fi rst detailed map of the area (Masson 1928) (Fig. 10), and the excavations carried out throughout the Soviet period by G.V. Grigor’ev (Grigor’ev 1941, Grigor’ev 1946), G.V. Shishkina (Shishkina 1961, Shishkina 1969, Shishkina 1987) and V.A. Nil’sen (Nil’sen 1965, Nil’sen 1966) must be men- tioned. The contemporary exploration phase was inaugurated by the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan soon after Independence as part of an overall effort by ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS IN THE SOGDIAN FORTRESS OF KAFIR KALA (Samarkand Region, Republic of Uzbekistan) SIMONE MANTELLINI, AMRUDDIN BERDIMURADOV Introductory Remarks* As part of the Joint Italo-Uzbek Project “The Archaeological Map of the Middle Zeravshan Valley”, 1 a new program was initiated in the Fall 2001 to continue http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

Archaeological Explorations in the Sogdian Fortress of Kafir Kala (Samarkand Region, Republic of Uzbekistan)

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Brill
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© 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0929-077X
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1570-0577
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10.1163/1570057054352934
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* Special thanks are due to Gianluca Bonora, Francesca Franceschini and Bernardo Rondelli (Department of Archaeology – University of Bologna) for their assistance during the topo- graphical investigations of the site. We are also grateful to Prof. Pierfrancesco Callieri and Prof. Maurizio Tosi who have kindly revised earlier versions of this text. 1 The preliminary presentation of the Project is in Shirinov, Tosi 2003, 13-40. 2 In particular the topographical studies by M.E. Masson, who prepared the fi rst detailed map of the area (Masson 1928) (Fig. 10), and the excavations carried out throughout the Soviet period by G.V. Grigor’ev (Grigor’ev 1941, Grigor’ev 1946), G.V. Shishkina (Shishkina 1961, Shishkina 1969, Shishkina 1987) and V.A. Nil’sen (Nil’sen 1965, Nil’sen 1966) must be men- tioned. The contemporary exploration phase was inaugurated by the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan soon after Independence as part of an overall effort by ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS IN THE SOGDIAN FORTRESS OF KAFIR KALA (Samarkand Region, Republic of Uzbekistan) SIMONE MANTELLINI, AMRUDDIN BERDIMURADOV Introductory Remarks* As part of the Joint Italo-Uzbek Project “The Archaeological Map of the Middle Zeravshan Valley”, 1 a new program was initiated in the Fall 2001 to continue

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2005

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