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Termez in Antiquity

PIERRE LERICHE and SHAKIR PIDAEV

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263846
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0009

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Termez in Antiquity

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This chapter discusses the latest developments in the work concerning the first periods of the existence of the ancient city of Termez. It explains the history of Temez in antiquity and during the medieval period, based on written sources. The chapter describes the site of ancient Termez as consisting of four distinct elements: the citadel or kokendoz, the medieval lower town or shahristan, the fortified suburbs or rabats, and an area covered by archaeological remains.

Keywords: Termez; ancient city; antiquity; medieval period; citadel; medieval lower town; fortified suburbs; archaeological remains

Chapter.  7915 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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