Discovering Gorno-Badakhshan History
Just 13 kilometers from Khorog Town lies the ruins of a fortress and citadel. In ancient times, the area was used for Zoroastrian worship, and served the Shugnon and Khorog region. The University of Central Asia’s sophomore students at the Khorog Campus went on a field trip to visit this Boghev fortress as well as a fire temple in the Shugnon district in October. It was organised as part of a course on History of World Religions taught by Lecturer Shams Sharif.
During the semester, students will visit historical and archeological sites in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast and will complete a project on the historical connection of religions in Central Asia. This includes a Buddhist temple in the Ishkashim district, a fire-worshipping place, Khorog Historical Museum, and the Holy Spring and Nasir Khusraw Museum in the outskirts of Khorog.