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In Samarkand an invaluable picture was found

Uzbek-Japanese archeological expeditions were always fruitful. About the next find, made within the framework of one of them, the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun writes. The found picture of the 8th century is yet another confirmation of the fact that Uzbekistan was an important region on the Great Silk Road.

According to "Jahon" IA, an archaeological expedition of Tezukayama University in the fortress of Kafir-kala found a picture on the board, which depicts the ritual of Zoroastrianism, the author of the article Narumi Nakatsu informs.

The find is illustrated by a musical instrument that is located in the building of the treasure house "Shosoin" in the Japanese city of Nara, the journalist writes. This is valuable evidence that Uzbekistan was an important region on the Great Silk Road.

It is reported that the fortress of Kafir-kala, which is considered a royal palace, is located 30 kilometers southeast of Afrosiab. The painting was found in a room in which the throne of the ruler was supposed to be. On it were found holes for iron nails, which say that the painting hung on the wall. In connection with the attacks and arson of the Arabs in 710, the fortress in Samarkand was carbonized. This, according to archaeologists, can serve as a reason for discovering it in good condition after several centuries, despite the rainy season in this area twice a year.

"The picture consists of four rows. In the upper row the main goddess of Sogd "Nana", sitting on the lion, is drawn, and in the second - the musicians hold the harp and string instrument of Biwa, which are stored in the "Shosoin". In the lowest row is the platform of fire. It is believed that the history of the harp began in Assyria in the northern Mesopotamia, and further this musical instrument was transmitted through Central Asia to China and Japan."

It should be noted that the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper has been issued since 1872. The circulation is more than 5.6 million copies. The newspaper is among the three largest ones in Japan.

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