Geographical sites:

  • Bactria (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #971705)
    Pleiades_icon Bactria region Description: An historic region at the eastern limits of the Iranian plateau connected with the Oxus civilization (Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex).


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"Yaz Culture", in Wikipedia.

The Yaz culture was an early Iron Age culture of Bactria and Margiana (ca. 1500-1100 BC). It has been regarded as a likely archaeological reflection of early East Iranian culture as described in the Avesta. So far, no burials related to the culture have been found, and this was taken as evidence of the Zoroastrian practice of exposure or so-called sky burial.


Mallory, J. P.; Adams, Douglas Q. (1997), Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, Taylor & Francis

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