Culture / News / By adminavs The culture of Tajik people goes back to antiquity. To date Tajiks have preserved the majority of traditions, customs which are still today integrated into the modern life style. If you are interested in history then Tajikistan has a lot to offer with its history dating back to the 1st century BC. Perhaps the most interesting, from a sightseeing point of view is ancient Penjikent. Archeologists found residential and cult constructions, amazing monumental paintings, fine sculptures that date back to 7th and 8th centure AD. The architectural composition of this city according to scientists does not have an equal match among other cities of Asia. Tajiks were known as artisans of ceramic craftsmanship. In the cities and in the valleys, men made ceramic dishes on a potter’s wheel. In the mountainous areas the pottery wheels were not used – women molded jars by hand, building up rolls of ceramics one on top of each other. Until now some ancient types of craftsmanship have been preserved from one generation to another. Unique and colorful jars, cases, and decorated dishes are used as exhibits in the art salons of Dushanbe and are still the proof today of this ancient craftsmanship .