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Аncient Fortresses of Khorezm

Аncient Fortresses of Khorezm
Аncient Fortresses of Khorezm

The territory of ancient Khorezm is literally scattered with the ancient qalas ("Qala" means fortress) that remained of the border towns of the state of Khorezm, which were built to protect against nomadic raids. Most of them served their purpose successfully until the XIII century, before the capture of the country by hordes of Genghis Khan. The population of the country was mostly killed or enslaved, towns destroyed, economy ruined and the fortresses were abandoned. During the Soviet times, archeologists took the interest in fortresses, partially excavated and cleared them, the most valuable finds were taken to museums and the ruins were left alone again.

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Stop At: Ayaz-Kala, Ellikqala District of Karakalpakstan Uzbekistan

*Meet your guide and driver at your hotel in Khiva
*Trip to Kyzylkum Desert (150 km, 1,5-2 h)
*Visit Kyzyl-Kala (I-II century AD)
* Toprak-Kala -ancient settlement, capital of Khorezm in the III century AD.
* Visit one of the largest fortresses of Ancient Khorezm – Ayaz-Kala I, IV century BC
*Ayaz Kala II, VI-VII century AD


Duration: 3 hours



Duration:6 hours
Commences in:Khiva, Uzbekistan
Country:Uzbekistan
City:Khiva

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