Saltanat AMIROVA

ucl, research assistant Escaping a background in finance, Saltanat was bitten by the archaeological bug while volunteering on an archaeological excavation in Mongolia. Her abiding fondness for jigsaw puzzles led her to metallurgy which ‘is like a having a conversation with ancient metallurgists and asking them how and why they used this or that ore or how they smelted copper or alloyed bronze’. The Altai mountains are where she likes best to spend her timeā€¦investigating everything from Andronovo to Scythian cultures. When she is not running EDS X-ray microanalysis she is singing… Read More

Sukhrob BABAYEV

IICAS, DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT Sukhrob was born to study historiography and open new avenues of discovery on the pages of human history for the purpose of preserving cultural heritage for future generations. From teaching archaeology at the University of Bukhara to becoming a specialist and later head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Bukhara Region he has persistently led efforts to educate and spread knowledge about this area. His experience in Bukhara and on numerous international projects, including for UNESCO, as well as studying 8 languages he now brings to… Read More

Bobomullo BOBOMULLOEV

Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography named after A. Donish, KYRGYZSTAN, RESEARCHER Bobomullo is motivated by the possibility of new discoveries. His work in an archaeological lab led to service as a regional scientific officer where he has been able to expand his love of the unknown and delve deeper into the lives of past persons. His favourite archaeological site is the medieval Buddhist monastery of Ajina Tepe in modern-day Tajikistan. Equally representative of the relationship between astronomy and poetry is Omar Khayyam, whose curiosity and intellect continue to inspire. When he… Read More