Welcome to the realm of the Turanians. The Turanians are a family of ethno-linguistically related peoples which include the Hungarians, the Uralic group (Finnic and West Siberian peoples), and the Altaic group (Turkic, Mongolian, Tungus-Manchu, Korean and Japanese peoples). The Turanians are the indigenous inhabitants of vast territories in Eurasia, from Central Europe to the Pacific Ocean, and have a rich and ancient cultural heritage. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by HOJANEPES news on November 18, 2012
the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, Professor
Tens of hundreds of statuettes of feminine idols, belonging to various historical epochs, have been discovered on the territory of our country. These were the goddesses of fertility, hearth, and keepers of settlements. They managed storms and precipitation, mountains and plains. There were special idols for every city, dam, every field of the farm and even for separate kind of work tool.
With the spread in Central Asia of Islam in VII century, cult of goddess never disappears but only transforms. Memory about custom to carry the images of goddesses has been preserved in the name of women’s adornment “heykel” (in Arab “altar”, in Central Asia “statue”). Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by HOJANEPES news on July 2, 2012
The spring season of archeological excavations in Gonur-depe (the Karakum Etrap, the Mary Velayat) completed some weeks ago. For over 30 years the Margiana archeological expedition headed by a scientist, Laureate of the Magtymguly International Prize, Doctor of History, Professor Viktor Sarianidi has been conducting the archeological excavations in Turkmenistan. Viktor Sarianidi told about the archeological finds discovered this season.
“The people in Turkmenistan and other countries know the words from Ruhnama, “Two and a half thousand years ago Zarathushtra from Margush appeared in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in history, History and literature, Turkmenistan | Tagged: 2nd millennium BC, Avesta, Haoma, history, Indo-Aryan, researching history, Turkmen people, TURKMENISTAN, Viktor Sarianidi, Zarathushtra, Zoroastrianism | 1 Comment »
Posted by HOJANEPES news on June 28, 2012
Turkmen History: “Turkmen rulers who advanced to the historical forefront established tens of states and cities in the Near and Middle East and in the regions of China and India whereas famous scientists, scholars and poets developed the richest scientific community and the world of creations. The path of glory of the Turkmen people and the experience gained confirm that our courageous ancestors indigenously committed to the principles of peace and humanism had been the active participants and makers of the history of human civilization and made considerable contribution to the development of the world culture.”
– President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
When writing Turkmen history, it will be appropriate to speak first of the history of Turkmenistan where the Turkmens currently live. Archeological excavations show that people lived in today’s Turkmenistan 3000.000 years ago. Scientists think that the Caspian Sea, which was much lager than it is now, began to dry up and recede and this process resulted in the birth of the Kara-Kum desert. In those ages particularly in the neolithic age, agriculture was prevalent in the Southern Turkmenistan while cattle-breeding and fishing were developed in the North. From relics found in the Togalak-Depe, Chopan-Depe and Geok-Depe areas, it appears that the first human settlement in Turkmenistan occurred between 7000 and 5000B.C. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in history, History and literature, Turkmenistan | Tagged: Arab, Central Asia, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, history, Humanrights, India, Mongol, Parthian, researching history, Turkmen, Turkmen people, TURKMENISTAN | 2 Comments »
Posted by HOJANEPES news on September 10, 2011
he Oghuz Turks, or Oguz Turks (Okuz, Oufoi, Guozz, Ghuzz) are regarded as one of the major branches of the Turks in history.
The Oguz Turks are the ancestors of today’s western Turks whose numbers are more than 100 millions and inhabit areas in western Asia and eastern Europe: Azerbaijanis of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the South Azerbaijan region of Iran, Turks of Turkey and Cyprus, Turkmens of Turkmenistan and northeastern Iran, Qashqay and Khurasani Turks of Iran, Balkan Turks of Greece, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia as well as Gauguz (Gokoguz) Turks of Moldova. … Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by HOJANEPES news on February 24, 2011
Posted by HOJANEPES news on March 8, 2010
The Qipchaq were originally one of the seven tribes that composed the Kimek federation. After the Kyrgyz defeat of the Uighur in 840, the Kimek moved westwards towards the steppes adjacent to the middle reaches of the river Irtysh, and perhaps the Ob. Ibn Xurdâdhbih wrote in about 875:
“As concerns the King of the Kimek, he changes his tents according to the grazing land.”
The anonymous author of the Hudûd al-Âlam (982) described the territory of the Kimek as possessing ⌠only one town but many tribes■. The Kimek:”… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by HOJANEPES news on January 23, 2010
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