One of the most ancient cities under the sun, Samarkand is situated deep in the Central Asian interfluve.
Read more: Antique Samarkand.
The palace of the Samanids (the 9th-10th cc.) was revealed thanks to archaeological excavation at the western part of Afrasiab, between the third and fourth walls.
Read more: Palace of the Samanids. Afrasiab panels
Making Samarkand his capital, Amir Temur defined a concept of its revival as Imperial City.
Read more: Samarkand. The fourteenth-twentietn centuries.
In the 4th-8th centuries, the Sogdians became major dealers in trade operations among Far East, Central Asia and Near East.
Read more: The silk road.Sogdian principality.
The dynasty of Samarkand ihshids was a filiation from the Kang dynasty, governing in Sogdian principalities from Qangui's period.
Read more: Palace of Ihshids
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