A region on the Silk Road with a long Christian tradition
Bukhara, one of the oldest cities in the world, was first mentioned in 500 BC. Located on the famous Silk Road, it became a center for trade, culture, science and religion and the home of famous ancient scientists, including Bukhari (810–870) and Avicenna (Abu Ali ibn Sina) (980–1037), a Persian physician and philosopher.
Ancient authors called Bukhara “a city full of knowledge.” UNESCO listed the historic center of the city as a World Heritage site in 1993. Today, Bukhara is the capital city of a region in Uzbekistan, a Central Asian state bordering Afghanistan and Iran. Surrounded by the desert, the region and the city offer a welcoming oasis for guests from the whole world.
In ancient times, Bukhara was a Buddhist country. Even…