Russian archaeologists were excavating in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in 1903 when they made an astonishing discovery – a star gate. The artifact was made of an unknown metal and had strange symbols inscribed on it. The archaeologists photographed the gate and then put it back in its place, never to be seen again.
Since then, the artifact has not been seen… who would have hidden it and why?
Unfortunately, the “star gate” is no longer in any museum in the world today, but it may have been in a private collection. On the other hand, look at the characters on the edges of the gate… Similar characters can be found in the “Stargate” series!
Were the producers of this series inspired by this mysterious discovery? The star gate was discovered in 1868 by French archaeologist Gaston Maspero during an excavation of the Templo Mayor, one of the main temples of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. The stone sculpture, which is made of basalt, depicts a number of glyphs and pictograms. It is unclear what these symbols represent or what the purpose of the stargate was. However, some believe that it may have been used as a calendar or as a way to track astronomical events. Whatever its original purpose, the star gate is an intriguing piece of ancient history.
Theories abound about what happened to the star gate. Some believe that it was hidden by someone who did not want it to be found. Others believe that it is still waiting to be discovered.
Samarkand is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia. It is known to the ancient Greeks as “Marakanda”, being famous for the fertile plain “Zarashon”, called by the Greeks “Polytimetos”. The city was founded by the Persians, and in 329 BC the fortress was conquered by Alexander the Great. Under Muslim rule, the city’s development is rapid, especially under the Persian rule of the Samanid dynasty.
The Mongols under Genghis Khan destroyed the city in 1220. Under the rule of the Mongol inn Timur Lenk, Samarkand became the capital of his empire. In 1925, the city became the capital of Uzbekistan, the capital being later moved to Tashkent. Samarkand is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its architectural landmarks have been described by UNESCO as “a perfect blend of Oriental and Occidental cultures”.
This is illustrated by its 3 main plazas: Registan Square, Bibi-Khanym Mosque and Shakirdizadeh Mausoleum. These buildings are made from materials that reflect light in different ways, creating an ever-changing
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