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(Placename) a region of ancient central Asia. Its chief city was Samarkand


(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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Various forms of art, architecture, music and cultures exchanged through the Silk Road: Sogdiana Region (present-day Central Asia) conquered by Alexander the Great, Gandhara art, which had to practically wait for the Guimet Museum, then Malraux and his work Voices of Silence to be re-discovered in France.
Sogdian Epigraphy of Central Asia and Semirech 'e is a landmark volume: the first time that a major edition of the Mugh documents, the only Sogdian manuscripts to have been found in Sogdiana itself, has been published in English.
Durante tres anos continuo sus conquistas por el territorio persa, lo que le llevo de Hircania hasta Drangiana, Bactriana y Sogdiana, donde se caso con Roxana de Bactriana, hija de un satrapa persa en 328; durante esos anos Alejandro sufrio un proceso de orientalizacion que provoco el disgusto y el abandono de algunos de sus companeros macedonios.
Uzbekistan Railways established Sogdiana Trans subsidiary for the railway maintenance in Afghanistan.
After burning Persepolis (330 BC), Alexander marched through the heart of Iran towards the eastern Persian satrapies of Drangiana, Arachosia, Bactria and Sogdiana.
With this view in mind he crossed Hindu Kush and captured whole of Bactria and Sogdiana (Central Asia) and appointed his own governors there and then came back after crossing Hindu Kush in ten days in the early spring of 327 BCE.
While Afghans study how to operate and maintain a railway, operations on the 75-kilometer line to the Naibabad terminal are managed by Sogdiana Trans, an offshoot of Uzbekistan's state-owned railway company, which built the line in 2011.
Winner Sogdiana Reiimbaeva, 14, squealed with excitement as she told 7DAYS: "I still cannot believe I will see Shah Rukh Khan.
In a number of Post-Sasanian texts, the same east 'climate', that of China (and Tibet), includes Sogdiana and parts of the Great Khorasan Highway.
the vast eastern region--with such ancient names as Aria, Arachosia, Bactria, Drangiana, Ferghana, Khwarzem, Margiana, Paropamisadae, Sogdiana, and Transoxiana--broke away from the Seleucid Empire.
The textile section of the auction has a rare pair of silk lampas trousers from the ancient Iranian civilisation called Sogdiana.
An extremely rare pair of silk lampas trousers, Sogdiana, central Asia, bear eloquent witness to the quality and splendour of Sogdian silk cloth production of the 7th and 8th centuries.