Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, CAAL TECHNICAL SPECIALIST Dilnoz specialises in digital design projects such as website design and utilising Photoshop. She is most interested in history and applying her passion to the conservation of archaeological heritage. On the CAAL project she digitises the extant archives and records using a high-resolution scanner for integration of information conducted by regional institutions. All files are sensitive and often due to age of the documents the paper has become fragile, for that reason it… Read More


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


UCL, project assistant Rory is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in international relations and organisations at Leiden University. Fundamental interests in Roman military power and tactics, especially in his Scottish homeland, and representational governance has led him to delve more deeply into modern politics in the UK and the Middle East. Rory’s participation in the CAAL project links his passion for international projects and history with the technical skills and discovery in remote sensing. He is looking at the Zarafshan Valley in Tajikistan, a region at the centre of several major empires…. Read More