Victor Sarigiannidi
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September 23, 1929
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1952 he graduated from the Tashkent State University and in 1961 he received a post graduate degree on Near & Middle East Archaeology from the Moscow Institute of Archaeology. In 1975, he became a History Science Professor at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is an honorary member of the Anthropological Association of Greece, member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a full member of the Russian Union of Journalists.
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Victor Sarigiannidis was honoured by the Academy of Athens with a 5,000-euro prize award for his book “Necropolis of Gonur” (Kapon Publishing, 2007). Sarigiannidis had discovered the Gonur Necropolis roughly 10 years ago, the largest necropolis ever discovered in the East with a total of 3,000 tombs dating back to 3000 BC.

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Victor Sarigiannidi is a well-known Soviet archaeologist of Pontic Greek descent. He discovered the remains of a Bronze Age culture in the Karakum Desert in 1976. The culture came to be known as the Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex. In 1978 he discovered six undisturbed tombs at Tillya Tepe, dating to the 1st century BC. The deceased were richly equipped with gold, the so-called Bactrian Gold.