Afrasiab, Samarkand

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#7 of 19 in Historic Sites in Samarkand
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Afrasiab and other Samarkand attractions using our handy Samarkand trip planner .
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  • From the outside it gives an impresion of a Soviet, bored museum but inside it can be very intetesting if you like the local history. The old frescos are amazing!  more »
  • It is interesting to visit this small museum dedicated to the few remnants of the city he created AlejandroMagno in its conquest of Asia.
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  • It is a museum that houses the remains of the city Afrasiyab, yet to excavate most. Inside are some spectacular frescoes, full color, whose images and meaning are still being studied. Turkish, Chinese and other nationalities represented in four walls are. It is worth visiting it.
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