Mkrtychev T.K.

Key words: Central Asia, history of Buddhist sites, Kushan Empire, Fayaz-Tepe Buddhist monastery, dating, periodization.
The article cites different views on the history of Fayaz-Tepe Buddhist monastery in Old Termez, which is one of the key Buddhist sites in Northern Bactria. L.I. Albaum conducted archaeological excavations at the monastery in 1968–1976. The author of the excavations published a series of articles which reconstruct the history of the monastery. The additional excavations that were conducted during the restoration works in 2002–2006 yielded important new material concerning the history of the site and the details of its layout. In view of the new data that has been published, the author of the present article offers his version of the history of Fayaz-Tepe Buddhist monastery.