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Afrasiab, Samarkand

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Discover the ancient ruins of Afrasiab, believed to have been occupied from the 6th century BCE to the 13th century, when it was sacked by Mongols led by Genghis Khan. Sprawled across a hilltop, the site now boasts a museum displaying a plethora of archaeological findings, unearthed during the excavations of the ancient city. Step inside to admire an array of relics, including pottery, wall frescoes, weapons, coins, and other artifacts from different eras of the settlement. Plan to visit Afrasiab during your Samarkand vacation using our convenient Samarkand tour planner.
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  • This isn't a huge Museum but worth a visit because it is simple and very explicit, you learn a lot on the discoveries of the ancient cities of Samarkand.
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  • On the way to Uleg Beks onservatory we drove thru and around acres of wasteland which was apparently the site of the very ancient city of Afrosiab. There are no tours of the site, and only a small are...  more »
  • It is a museum on a hill far close-up. Come to the Hill of close-up, first went to the close-up Afrasiyab Museum. I found life Buri of Sogdian murals, lived in Samarkand from BC. Image of camel caravans on the Hill.
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