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Poykent, Bukhara Province

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  • A group of us took on this excursion from Bukhara which is about an hour away. It was not part of our prescribed tour of Uzbekistan but our guide promised us a unique architectural venue, and we were ...  more »
  • Paykend (IV b.c.-12th century AD), is located at 60 km southwest from Bukhara, in the lower reaches of the Zeravshan River. The city continued to exist until the 12th century, until the river Zarafshan has not changed its course. Water stopped reach Paikend, and soon the inhabitants were forced to leave their homes. Gradually absorbed by the sands of the Kyzyl Kum desert, the city finally ceased to exist. Under a huge layer of sand, settlement of Paikend for centuries kept traces of its former power. Archaeologists in 80-ies of XX century found it in wonderful preserved, though ready form. In the year 2003 not far from the ruins of the once-mighty fortifications was built the Museum of the history of the settlement of Paikend. " Here are the unique archaeological artifacts (crockery, ceramics, jewelry, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, as well as coins II-XI c.c..
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