Invest in historical research
August 11, 2004
I am an archaeologist from the Central Asian republic
of Tajikistan and am seeking participants and investors for a research
project which involves the exploration of extensive historical
sites in this country.
The ancestry of Tajikistan begins with the ancient Achaemenid
or Persian empire founded by Cyrus the Great, who became the king
of Persia and defeated the hostile tribes (Mongols, Attilas and
Uzbeks) of Central Asia. The then-Persian empire covered most of
contemporary Uzbekistan and north-eastern Afghanistan until it
was conquered by Tamerlane.
The Tajiks were then ruled by the Uzbeks
for many centuries and were subjected to brutality and violence.
This continued until Tajikistan was claimed by Russia and put
under her direct government. Consequently, Tajiks found themselves
Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (ASSR), which was administratively
part of the Uzbek SSR until the Tajik ASSR gained full-fledged
republican status in December 1929.
Although the Uzbek members
were extremely influential in the Central Committee of the
initial ASSR, the fertile history of Tajikistan convinced other
members to vote for the establishment of Tajikistan as an independent
However, important regions of this country such as Samarkand
and Bukhara still remain under Uzbek territory. The influence
of Uzbeks in the USSR Central Committee was such that Tajikistan
not significantly prosper under the Soviet Union.
Tajikistan boasts a long history and an ancient culture. The
most significant figures from Tajikistan's Persian
past are the 10th century philosopher-scientist Avicenna (Abu Ali
ibn Sina) and the poet Rudaki, court poet in Bukhara in the time
The Tajiks also idolise Firdausi, a poet and composer
of the "Book of Kings", the Persian
national epic. Remains of the ancient tribes of this land can
still be found in different corners of this country. The old Persian
dialect which goes back 2500 years is still spoken by some tribes
in the country. In my opinion this is misleading, because these
are names given to these tribes after the event.
Are we writing comments here?! This can't be supported
at all, that the Tajiks did not prosper because of the Uzbeks!
Both republics were underdeveloped in certain ways intentionally
by the Soviets, and by the 1970s Tajikistan was actually ahead
of Uzbekistan in figures of education, literacy, health, etc.
It is important to note that this land has been essentially void
of any historical or archaeological explorations. It is evident
from historical references and local history that remains of the
ancient Persian Dynasties , both before and after the Arab, Attila,
and Mongol invasions, are still available for extensive research
For the past four years, I have been carrying out research in
Tajikistan and communicating with Tajik authorities regarding the
archaeological exploration of Tajikistan. I have received authorisation
from Tajik authorities to conduct exploration work, and am in need
of extensive investment to carry out this research. I am therefore
inviting you to invest and participate in this exciting and rewarding
project. Details of the project are available upon request.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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