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Stomped by Khan!

Having heard and learned much about Afrasiyab throughout previous years and from people in the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
JGDynamo
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New Brunswick, Canada
For history fan

If you are an enthusiast of archaeology and ancient history you will love walking on the ruins of... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
d1mfokin
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Having heard and learned much about Afrasiyab throughout previous years and from people in the country we were taken to the original settlement armed with the knowledge about the site. There is so much ancient history here and lots to explore with your feet, eyes...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

If you are an enthusiast of archaeology and ancient history you will love walking on the ruins of old Samarkand, destroyed by Genghis Khan.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

The ruins of the prehistoric city of Samarwand destroyed by the Mongols stand unexcavated. The feeling of hisotry which envelopes you in this place in eerie. What little is found is in the museum on location which is an amazing place to visit. Very similar...More

2  Thank discering
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The excavation site of the settlement shows the extend of the buildings and the develling area. The artifacts and pottery found here are exhibited in the Afrasiyab Museum.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The old city of Samarkand had been destroyed by Genghis Khan in the 13th century and since then it is lying as ruins. You can walk in it if you have time in Samarkand. There is an entrance just next to the museum Afrasiab.

1  Thank Centasia
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

The museum Afrosiab has good information, the walk in the hills does not reveal too much, so good to escape the city for a while to a quiet nice place.

2  Thank haktus
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