TEMPLES OF CENTRAL ASIA FROM THE BRONZE AGE TO THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES


ÇEŞMELİ İ.

ART-SANAT, vol.1, pp.19-33, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: ART-SANAT
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-33
  • Keywords: Central Asia, Temple, Archaeology, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism

Abstract

Central Asia, extending from the Caspian Sea to the Issyk Lake and from the Aral Lake to the Hindu Kush Mountains, was a geographical region that indicates the diversity of cultural structure at the intersection of different religions before Islam. Temples belonged to different religions, were constructed in Central Asia that was seen religions such as Zoroastrianism, Hellene, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Manichaeism and Shamanism. Because of different ritual requirements, local and foreign architectural traditions, the temples of Central Asia displayed different typological features from the Bronze Age to the Early Middle Ages.