New Issue of INDIRAN now online

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Issue 16 of of our newsletter, Indiran, is now available to view here. We hope you enjoy reading it. If you would like a print copy please contact our Administrator, Munizha Ahmad-Cooke, by emailing info@indiran.org or calling 01223 356841.

Raymond and Bridget Allchin on their wedding day, March 1951. © Ancient India & Iran Trust

The Allchins in Afghanistan in 1951

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Raymond and Bridget Allchin on their wedding day, March 1951. © Ancient India & Iran Trust

Sogdian fragment

Just published: Bulletin of the Asia Institute, Vol. 30

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Vol. 30 of the Bulletin of the Asia Institute has just appeared. In addition to many other interesting articles (see full list below) it contains two papers by our Chair of Trustees, Nicholas Sims-Williams. The first is his edition of the Bactrian inscription of Jaghori (Ghazni Province, Afghanistan), the discovery of which we reported in an earlier blog . The inscription is dated in the middle of the 8th century CE, probably in July 757 (140 AH), and commemorates the defeat of an “Indian prince” by a local prince named …

Friends Tour of Gold of the Great Steppe at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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By Janet Pope and Peter Jackson, Friends of the Trust The Trust arranged two guided tours of this exhibition for its Friends on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 January, and we went along to the second. We had previously made an independent visit, so knew what was on display, but knew little of the background that our guide, Dr Rebecca Roberts, so helpfully filled in. Dr Roberts explained that these finds from came from burial tombs, called kurgans, which have been excavated very recently. The artefacts on display were the …