Mount Imeon is an ancient name for the Central Asian complex of mountain ranges comprising the present Hindu Kush, Pamir and Tian Shan, extending from the Zagros Mountains in the southwest to the Altay Mountains in the northeast, and linked to the Kunlun, Karakoram and Himalayas to the southeast. Central Asia is a region of Asia from the Caspian Sea in the west to central China in the east and from southern Russia in the north to northern Pakistan in the south The Hindu Kush is a Mountain range located between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Tian Shan (天山 Pinyin: Tiān Shān "celestial mountains" also commonly spelled Tien Shan, is a Mountain range located in Central The Zagros Mountains (جبال زاجروس (رشته كوههاى زاگرس ( Sorani Kurdish: Zagros - زاگرۆس make up Iran 's and Iraq 's The Altai Mountains (Алтай Altay; Алтай 阿尔泰山脉 are a Mountain range in central Asia, where Russia, The Kunlun Mountains ( Mongolian: Хөндлөн Уулс is one of the longest Mountain chains in Asia, extending more than 3000 Km. Karakoram is a mountain range spanning the borders between Pakistan, China, and India, located in the regions of Gilgit, Ladakh, and
A detailed description of that mountainous territory and its people was given in the Armenian geography index ‘Ashharatsuyts’ written by Anania Shirakatsi in the seventh century AD (or possibly by Moses of Chorene in the fifth century. Armenia (Հայաստան transliterated: Hayastan,) officially the Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն Hayastani Anania Shirakatsi (Անանիա Շիրակացի) also known as Ananias of Sirak (610&ndash685 was an Armenian Scholar, Mathematician, and Geographer ) According to the original ‘Ashharatsuyts’ mapping reconstructed by Acad. Suren T. The title Academician denotes a Full Member of an art literary or scientific Academy. Eremian, the mountain system was divided in four branches named Southern Imeon (‘Emavon’ in Armenian), Southeastern Imeon, Northern Imeon, and [Northeastern] Imeon corresponding respectively to present Hindu Kush; Badakhshan and Pamir; Alay Mountains and the Tian Shan ranges situated north of Fergana Valley; and the central and eastern part of Tian Shan respectively. The Armenian language (hy հայերեն լեզու hajɛɹɛn lɛzu —, conventional short form) is an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenian The Hindu Kush is a Mountain range located between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Badakhshan ( Tajik: Бадахшон is a region comprising parts of northeastern Afghanistan and southeastern Tajikistan. The Alay or Alai Mountains is a Mountain range that extends from the Tien Shan mountain range in Kyrgyzstan west into Tajikistan The Tian Shan (天山 Pinyin: Tiān Shān "celestial mountains" also commonly spelled Tien Shan, is a Mountain range located in Central The Fergana Valley or Farghana Valley (Farg‘ona vodiysi Kyrgyz: Фергана өрөөнү Tajik: водии Фaрғонa Ферганская долина The Tian Shan (天山 Pinyin: Tiān Shān "celestial mountains" also commonly spelled Tien Shan, is a Mountain range located in Central The mountains bordered the lands of China in the east, India in the south, ‘Arya’ (present Iran) in the west, and Khwarezm in the northwest. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Khwarezm were a series of States centered on the Amu Darya River delta of the
The mountain system was crossed by a segment of the Silk Road leading westwards from Yarkand to the Stone Tower in eastern Pamir (mentioned by Ptolemy, and shown on the ‘Ashharatsuyts’ map too), then through the Wakhan Corridor and Badakhshan to reach the ancient major city of Balh (Balkh). The Silk Road, or Silk Routes, are an extensive interconnected network of Trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East South and Western Asia with the Yarkand, Yarkent, and Yarkant are spelling variants and may refer to Yarkent County Yarkand River Tashkurgan Town or Tashikuergan Town ( Chinese: 塔什库尔干镇 Pinyin: Tǎshíkùěrgān Zhèn Claudius Ptolemaeus ( Greek: Klaúdios Ptolemaîos; after 83 &ndash ca The Wakhan Corridor or Wakhan Salient is a narrow (in some places less than 10 miles wide Corridor in the Wakhan in the Badakhshan province Badakhshan ( Tajik: Бадахшон is a region comprising parts of northeastern Afghanistan and southeastern Tajikistan. Balkh ( - Balḫ) also known as Bactra, was once a major world city but was destroyed entirely by the Mongols. An alternative Northern Silk Road went from Kashgar to upper Alay Valley, then crossed the Alay Mountains to enter Fergana Valley. The Northern Silk Road is a Prehistoric Trackway in northern China originating in the early capital of Xi'an and extending north of the Kashgar or Kashi (officially transliterated as Kaxgar in Uyghur; قەشقەر/K̡ǝxk̡ǝr, is an Oasis The Alay or Alai Mountains is a Mountain range that extends from the Tien Shan mountain range in Kyrgyzstan west into Tajikistan The Fergana Valley or Farghana Valley (Farg‘ona vodiysi Kyrgyz: Фергана өрөөнү Tajik: водии Фaрғонa Ферганская долина
Mount Imeon was famous for its lapis lazuli deposits in western Badakhshan, indicated on Shirakatsi’s map. Badakhshan ( Tajik: Бадахшон is a region comprising parts of northeastern Afghanistan and southeastern Tajikistan. The mines at Sar-e-Sang have been producing lapis lazuli for several millennia now, supplying the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, and Rome, and still yielding the world’s finest lapis. Sar-e-Sang is a settlement in the Kuran Wa Munjan District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan, famous for its ancient Lapis lazuli mines producing the This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. Mesopotamia (from the Greek meaning "land between the rivers" is an area geographically located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers largely corresponding India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC The Venetian adventurer Marco Polo visited the mines in 1271 during his famous journey to China, following the Silk Road to cross the mountains by way of Wakhan. The Most Serene Republic of Venice ((Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta or Repùblica de Venesia Serenissima Repubblica Marco Polo ( September 15 1254 – January 9 1324 at earliest but no later than June 1325 was a Venetian trader and explorer China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National 
According to ‘Ashharatsuyts’ the Central Asian territory west of Imeon was inhabited in Antiquity by fifteen old artisan and trading nations: Massagetae, Bulgars (‘Bulhi’ in Armenian; Shirakatsi uses the same name for the Bulgars who inhabited the valleys of Northern Caucasus at his time, and according to Moses of Chorene had settled also the Armenian principality of Vanand before that), Khwarezmians (‘Horozmiki’) etc. "Ancient" redirects here For other uses see Ancient_(disambiguation. The Massageteans ( Massagetai; Massagetae or Massagetaeans were an Iranian people of antiquity known primarily from the writings of Herodotus The Bulgars (also Bolgars or proto-Bulgarians) were a seminomadic people probably of Turkic descent originally from Central Asia, The Armenian language (hy հայերեն լեզու hajɛɹɛn lɛzu —, conventional short form) is an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenian This article is about the terrestrial Eurasian mountain range For the modern town in Armavir Province Armenia see Vanand Armavir; for the village in Azerbaijan see Vənənd. , and by forty-three nomadic tribes including the Hephthalites and Alchons. The Hephthalites or White Huns were a Central Asian Nomadic confederation whose precise origins and composition remain obscure Chionites, Chionitae or Xionites ( Chinese: Xiōng (匈 or Xīróng (西戎 meaning "Western Barbarians" Middle Persian: Xiyon
The lands in the upper watershed of Oxus River (present Amu Darya) draining the northern slopes of Hindu Kush, the western slopes of Pamir, and bounded to the north by the Alay Mountains (roughly, northern Afghanistan, and most of Tajikistan) were inhabited by the Bulgars, known to have had their Kingdom of Balhara there since ca. The Amu Darya (formerly Oxus River the Greeks (Ptolemeus called it Oxiana palus) is the longest river in Central Asia. Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, Tajikistan (təˈdʒɪkɨstæn or /təˈdʒiːkɨstæn/ Тоҷикистон tɔʤikɪsˈtɔn or, Persian تاجیکستان taajikestaan officially the Republic of The Bulgars (also Bolgars or proto-Bulgarians) were a seminomadic people probably of Turkic descent originally from Central Asia, Kingdom of Balhara was a state situated in the upper course of Oxus River (present seventh century BC. Apart from Anania Shirakatsi, other historiographers in late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages such as Agathias of Myrina, Theophylact Simocatta, and Michael the Syrian also identify Mount Imeon as an early homeland of the ancient Bulgars. Agathias or Agathias Scholasticus (c AD 536-582/594 of Myrina, an Aeolian city in western Asia Minor, was a Greek Poet and the Theophylact Simocatta (Greek Theophylaktos Simokates, also Simokattes) was an early 7th century Byzantine historiographer arguably ranking as the last Michael the Syrian (also known as Michael the Great; or Michael Syrus) (d The western and northern foothills of Mount Imeon north of the Bulgar lands were shown on the ‘Ashharatsuyts’ map as inhabited by the Sacae, Massagetae, Hephthalite, and Anariacae people. The Sakas ( English form of Old Iranian Sakā, Nominative plural masculine case; Ancient Greek Σάκαι, The Massageteans ( Massagetai; Massagetae or Massagetaeans were an Iranian people of antiquity known primarily from the writings of Herodotus The Hephthalites or White Huns were a Central Asian Nomadic confederation whose precise origins and composition remain obscure Anariacae is an ancient Asian people mentioned by Polybius, Strabo, and Pliny. Those ancient people contributed to the ethnogenesis of the present Afghans, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Kyrgyz, and Kazakhs. Ethnogenesis (From Greek: ethnos ( group of people nation and genesis ( a coming into being is the process by which a group of human beings comes Tajik ( - Tādjīk; UniPers: Tâjik; Cyrillic: Тоҷик is a term generally applied to Persian-speaking people of The Uzbeks (Self designation sg O‘zbek, pl O‘zbeklar) are a Turkic people of Central Asia. The Kyrgyz (also spelled Kirgiz, Kirghiz) are a Turkic Ethnic group found primarily in Kyrgyzstan. The Kazakhs (also spelled Kazaks, Qazaqs; Kazakh: Қазақтар qɑzɑqtɑr Russian: Казахи the English name is transliterated The Bulgars established also several states elsewhere in Asia and Europe - Italy, Romania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, among the successors of which are present Bulgaria, Tatarstan, Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), and Chuvashia. The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian Republic of Tatarstan (Респу́блика Татарста́н Татарстан Республикасы|Tatarstan Respublikası is a federal subject of the Russian The Republic of Macedonia (Република Chuvash Republic (Чува́шская Респу́блика Чăваш Республики or Chuvashia (ru Чува́шия is a federal subject
Imeon Range on Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Mount Imeon. Imeon Range ( Хребет Имеон, ‘Hrebet Imeon’ \'hre-bet i-me-'on\ ( is a Mountain range occupying the interior of Smith Island in the South_Shetland_Islands_Mappng|thumb|250px|South Shetland Islands]] Smith Island ( is 20 miles (32 km long and 5 miles (8 km wide lying 45 miles (72 km west of Deception The South Shetland Islands are a group of Antarctic islands, lying about 120 kilometres north of the Antarctic Peninsula.