About the project

Ancient Bactria lies on both sides of the river Oxus (modern: Amudarja), in the south of Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan as well as in the north of Afghanistan. Bactria was part of the Persion Empire since the middle of the 6th century BCE and was due to its richness one of the most important satrapies. It was part of the mediterranean world since its conquest by Alexander the Great in the years of 329-327 BCE.

The sanctuaries of Ancient Bactria are of the upmost importance for the research of the relations between indigenous and greek cultures. The research project by the German Archaeological Institute started in autumn of 2006 and focuses on the temple-offerings of that region.

We were commissioned by the Eurasia Department of the German Archaeological Insitute to reconstruct the Temple. Besides a pure visualisation in 3D, we also montaged the model in existing photos, to get a feeling for the building in its environment.

Literature

  • Drujinina, A.P. 2001: Die Ausgrabungen in Taxt-i Sangīn im Oxos-Tempelbereich (Süd-Tadzikistan). Vorbericht der Kampagnen 1998-1999, Archäologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan 33, 257-282.
  • Drujinina, A.P./Boroffka, N.R. 2006: First preliminary report on the excavations in Takht-i Sangin 2004, Bulletin of the Miho Museum 6, 57-69.
  • Picikjan I.R./Litvinskij B.A. 2002: Taxt-i Sangin. Der Oxus-Tempel. Grabungsbefund, Stratigraphie und Architektur, Archäologie in Iran und Turan 4, Mainz.