He assumed that large quarters could be a feature of early Middle-Age cities of Central Asia (Belenitsky, 1973, 236).T-junctions in Paykend and cruciform crossroads in reconstruction of the plan of Bukhara are of particular interest.
This rice pilaf or pilau is made with kidney beans and carrots and lots of Bukharian spices.
Note the Zindon (Persian; Zendan = prison) pit is seen constructed behind the walls (Picture Source: Megalithic UK). The name is spelled pwxʾr in a Sogdian manuscript in Sogdian script of uncertain date (Henning, 1940, pp. On the obverse of the coins from Bukhara appears the bust of a ruler facing right and wearing a crown copied from the crown of the Sasanian Bahrām V (r. This gives the earliest date for the coinage, but it is unknown how much later than the time of Bahrām that the coinage actually began (see Frye, 1949, p. The earliest coins have the legend βwγʾr γwβ ʾšδʾδʾ “King Ašδāδ of Bukhara”? On still later coins the third word of the legend is shortened to kʾw (So.
The name Bukhara may be derived either from a Sogdian word *βuxārak, whence Old Turkish Buqaraq, meaning “fortunate place” (cf. fwxʾr) or, less likely, from a local form of vihāra, a Buddhist monastery (see buddhism ii). “giant”) or kʾy, which Henning (apud Frye, 1949, p.
The reason is both poor archaeological study of this city and problems arising out of the necessity to study the city having existed in one place from the moment of its origin to the present day. The first one is to study the modern topography of the city and restore the ancient layout on the basis of the modern street network. He suggested regular development of shakhristan of the city with quarters of 130-140 x 45-50 m.
(Bolshakov, 1973, 235-244) Further work in Bukhara allowed specifying and concretising the scheme suggested.