History

Central Asia in World Museums

Central Asia in World Museums The cultural and historical heritage of Central Asia is displayed in different museums around the world. Here we list some of the museums that provide online access to the Central Asian objects, as well as a list of museums in Central Asia. The State Hermitage Museum The Hermitage in St. […]

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Silk Road in Central Asia

What is the Silk Road? We’ve probably all heard of the Silk Road, but how many of us really know what it is? The Silk Road consists of an extensive network of trade routes that has been around for over 2000 years, connecting the West with the East. The Ancient Silk Road conjures up many […]

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Burana Tower in Kyrgyzstan

Burana Tower (Minaret) Date built: 11th century, during the Karakhanid Empire Height: 24.6 meters, original height used to be over 40 meters Location: modern Kyrgyzstan, 80km to the East of Bishkek, the tower used to be in the center of the Balasagun city in the 11th century) “I was transfixed…when I found out about an […]

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What is Central Asia?

What is Central Asia? At the core of the Asian continent lies Central Asia, a region rich in history and steeped in culture. This region benefits from a blend of national identities that have been carefully cultivated over many centuries. Central Asia, as it is defined today, is comprised of five former Soviet republics: Kazakhstan, […]

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