The history of the emergence of «Bukhara»

There are endless disputes among historians about the time of Bukhara's appearance, as well as about the origin of its name. Some people believe that it originates in the Sogdian era and means «God's delight».  Other scholars claim that the name of the city comes from the Sanskrit word Vihara, which translates as a Buddhist monastery.  Speaking about the history of the emergence of Bukhara, experts often take the time of the appearance of the Ark fortress as a starting point ... You will learn more about all this in this issue.