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(Placename) a region of ancient central Asia. Its chief city was Samarkand
Sog•di•a•na (ˌsɒg diˈeɪ nə, -ˈæn ə)
a region of ancient and medieval central Asia between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers: now part of Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan.
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Al-Biruni reported many Buddhist monasteries still functioning on the southern borders of Sogdia
at the turn of the millennium.
146), which elevates the historical profile of Sogdia
, in itself a good thing, but carries the flavor of a conspiracy theory.
For example, Greeks and Macedonians in the time or wake of Alexander took the polis to central Asia, to Bactria and Sogdia
in what is now Afghanistan.
The older Ptolemy's voiceovers repeatedly use the word "unknown" to describe these lands, and at one point when describing the trek through Sogdia
he says, "We were totally lost.
This is a fine example of the portable luxury arts favoured by the wealthy mercantile elite of Sogdia
in the 6th to 8th centuries.