The Sino-Uzbekistan Joint Archaeological Achievements Exhibition Hosted by NWU Held at the Uzbekistan National History Museum

At 15:00 local time on February 22, the “Sino-Uzbekistan Joint Archaeological Achievements Exhibition - Archaeological Discoveries of Rouzhi and Kangju” jointly sponsored by NWU, the Archaeology Institute of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences and the National History Museum of Uzbekistan was held at the Uzbekistan National History Museum in Tashkent.

 At the launch ceremony, the Chinese ambassador to Uzbekistan Jiang Yan, the curator of the Uzbekistan National History Museum Ismail Ilova, vice president of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences Rakhmov, the professor from NWU Wang Jianxin and the director of the Archaeology Institute of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences Mark Sudov delivered addresses respectively. Jiang Yan, Ismail Ilova and Wang Jianxin jointly cut the ribbon for the exhibition.

The Sino-uzbekistan Joint Archaeological Achievements Exhibition is divided into two sections: “Kangju Cultural Archaeological Discovery” and “Rouzhi Cultural Archaeological Discovery”. There are 14 showcases, more than 120 pieces of cultural relics exhibits (groups) and more than 40 pictures. What the exhibition shows to the international community are the new phased results of the Sino-Uzbekistan archaeological cooperation research.

Also attending the ceremony were archaeologists from the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, museums, Tashkent University, Fergana University and Termez University, teachers and students from Tashkent University, Tashkent Oriental College, Tashkent Academy of Art, including hundreds of Chinese embassy staff in Uzbekistan and representatives of Chinese enterprises and institutions in Uzbekistan. The students of the 59th “11-year” school in Tashkent also performed songs and dances with Chinese style at the ceremony.

Since 2009, Professor Wang Jianxin’s archaeological academic team has cooperated with archaeologists in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to carry out joint archaeological investigation, excavation and research in the western Tianshan area. They aimed to find the archaeological culture of the ancient Rouzhi people who moved west to Central Asia. On the basis of carrying out large-scale systematic regional archaeological investigation, the team selected the Sazagan ruins in Samarkand and the Rabat ruins in Baisong City for scientific and precise archaeological excavation, and obtained a number of important new archaeological materials. Their team initially confirmed the characteristics and distribution of ancient Kangju and Rouzhi archaeological cultural relics, and made important breakthroughs and progress in the archaeological research of the Silk Road.

The media of Uzbekistan has tracked the exhibition timely, which has had a wide-ranging influence in all sectors of society in Uzbekistan.

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