The Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon approved the symbol of celebration of the 5500th anniversary of the ancient city of Sarazm. The symbol was approved in accordance with the suggestion of the Chairman of the organizing committee, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda.
The symbol was prepared by the Union of Artists of Tajikistan on the basis of conclusions of experts of the Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Culture and Presidential Assistant on Social Development and Public Relations.
The symbol of the 5500th anniversary of ancient Sarazm depicts details images that attest to the fact that our ancestors were skilled farmers, artisans, engaged in urban planning and urban governance. On both sides of the symbol, the word “Sarazm” is written in Tajik and English, and the date of the establishment of the city – “5500” is displayed in numbers. A twelve-cornered gold shape recently excavated in Sarazm is depicted in the center of the symbol. The 12 corners are a hint of the 12 months of the year, and the life-giving rays of the sun. In its center is the image of the ancient walls of Sarazm built of clay. Long-term studies by archaeologists of Sarazm indicate that one of the sacred customs of the Aryans, including residents of Sarazm, was worship and adoration of the heavenly light. The worship of the sun among the Aryans is their belief in the victory of light over darkness, and expresses the eternal rebirth of the Earth. All the details and images in this symbol reflect the ancient history of Sarazm.
Ministries, government agencies, institutions, organizations, executive bodies of the state authority, provinces, districts, and cities, and the mass media will be able to use the symbol of the 5500th anniversary of the ancient city of Sarazm.