The antiquity of the city is designated artifacts found at archaeological sites. Traces of ancient settlements, the so-called settlements, can coexist with urban buildings and to the uninitiated to be only a bunch of clay, but it is necessary to dig (literally) deeper and you can hear the “voice” of the millennial history. In Tashkent there are a lot of archaeological monuments of Tashkent, but we can highlight three: Aktepa, Ming Urik and Shashtepa.
The aktepa Yunus-Abad (“AK-Tepe” in Turkish means “white hill”). Today it is the largest archaeological site. Archeologists headed by doctor of historical Sciences V. A. Shishkin carried out excavations in this territory in 1948. Then there were found coins of Chach and foundations of ancient buildings. The aktepa is the highest point in the Yunus-Abad district of Tashkent, Yunus-Abad, in turn, is the highest area of the city. If you climb the hill Aktepa, here you can see the whole Tashkent at a glance. But few people know that this hill is the remains of the watchtower of the fortress, built in the V century BC which was guarded by the Tashkent from enemy attacks from the North from V to VIII century. Continue reading