The State Museum of the East, together with the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology. N.N. Miklouho-Maclay RAS and the State Research Institute for Restoration of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation present an exhibition"Brilliant Margiana".
The exposition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the famous domestic archaeologist Viktor Ivanovich Sarianidi presents exhibits from the scientist’s archive, anthropological reconstructions of the skulls of residents of the Bronze and Kushan periods, photographs of archaeological excavations in Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, as well as the work of restorers on unique mosaics found on the capital city of Margiana Gonur-Depe and stored in museums of Turkmenistan.
On account of Sarianidi are two of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. He found the large temple city of Gonur Depe on the territory of modern Turkmenistan and seven royal burials in northern Afghanistan, where 20 thousand gold objects were discovered, the so-called "Bactrian gold."