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 first decades of Arabian supremacy in Central Asia were not peaceful.
Read more: Samarkand. The eighth-tenth centuries
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
At the turn of the 10th-11th centuries, the Samanid state was smashed by armies of Turkic dynasties -Qarakhanids and Ghaznavids.
Read more: From the Qarakhanids to Chagatais.
Making Samarkand his capital, Amir Temur defined a concept of its revival as Imperial City.
Read more: Samarkand. The fourteenth-twentietn centuries.
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