The last two periods at Shortughai are, in contrast, connected to the local Middle Bronze Age cultures typical of southern Central Asia and to the Steppe region, particularly the Oxus
They sent George Hayward a well-known explorer to find the source of the Oxus
. He made four attempts between July 1868 to July 1870 to reach Pamirs.
The mission was forced to forge ahead without the money down the frozen Oxus
River through snow and biting cold, only to encounter even harsher conditions as they followed the Volga further north.
Furthermore, a number of multinational microfinance banks have established significant activities in the country: Microcred acquired Oxus
DRC in 2017 and FINCA grew its asset base by acquiring iFinance in the same year.
The Mughal architecture and the historic city of Lahore have made their mark across the globe and the great English poet John Milton (1607-80) 'known for his grand style in the epic poem' alludes to the Agra and Lahore to emphasize expansive landscape, 'His eyes might there command whatever stood City of old or modern fame, the seat/ Of mightiest empire, from the destined walls / Of Cambalu, seat of Cathian Can,/ And Samarcand by Oxus
, Temir's throne, /To Paquin of Sinaen Kings, and thence To Agra and Lahore of Great Mogul...' The grandeur of the Mughal architecture and advancements was well-known across the seven seas and by the time John Milton penned down his paradise lost in 1667.
From 2300-1700 BC, the Margiana region was at the heart of the advanced Oxus
civilisation of central Asia.
The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus
. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society.
Historically, he said, this whole area from Trans-Kazakhstan to Oxus
River and onward to Pamir mountains was the gateway for bringing and shaping cultures, religion fervor and trade.
Historically, Jhagra remarked, this whole area, from Kazakhstan to Oxus
river, and onward to Pamir mountains, was the gateway for bringing and shaping cultures, religion fervour and trade.