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Tadjikistan, au pays des fleuves d’or (Tajikistan, in the land of the rivers of gold)

Exhibition at the National Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet from 13.10.2021 to 10.01.2022.

The exhibition “Tajikistan, in the land of the rivers of gold” is devoted to the thousand-year-old history and to the archaeological treasures of this still too little known country. Located at the crossroads of multiple civilizations (Greco-Bactrian, Parthian, Persian, Kouchane, Sogdian, Islamic …) and in the heart of trade networks such as the Silk Road, explored by Alexander the Great, traveled by Marco Polo and many explorers, Tajikistan has an extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic heritage.

The many necropolises and religious centers (shrines and monasteries) of Tajikistan have delivered vestiges and sumptuous treasures (ceramics, ornaments, plaques gold, ivory objects, sculptures, murals …) which testify to the diversity of culture and religions of the populations over time, followers of Hellenic cults, Zoroastrians, Buddhists and Islamists.

The Guimet Museum has the privilege of presenting this remarkable exhibition dedicated to Tajikistan – the largest ever organized in the West – with exceptional works of art and rare items among which are valuable items from the “Oxus Treasure”.