Shahrisabz located in the north-eastern region of the Kashkadarya, 80 km from Samarkand. The town has 63,000 inhabitants according to the 2010. The "green city" is known as the birthplace of Tamerlane. Shahrisabz Merv is a mound of feces Gyaur (Fortress worshipers), surrounded by walls up to 30 meters high and 12 meters wide at the base. Visible Almost in the center of the northern wall of the citadel was irregular curve shape. Recent excavations have found in the center of the citadel platform, which traces the building. Gyaur stool was called the inner city. Along with suburbs it was surrounded by a wall enclosing the territory up to 4 km in diameter. Suburbs were irrigated four channels, one of which - Raziq was in town for the artificial water supply, filling the city`s reservoirs. Shahrisabz rose significantly above the surrounding area. Pre-Islamic city was an irregular rectangle with an area of 30-35 hectares. The direction of the two main streets, cutting Shahrisabz from north to south and from east to west, there were three additional. In the south-eastern part of city was a market. This bewitching city attract many travelers by the unique atmosphere that could dive you into the the time of Shaherezade`s tale.
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History of Shahrisabz
In the first centuries AD in the Central Asia there was not a city in our concept of the word. Among individual ancestral estates stood fortified manor founders and leaders, sometimes reaching a significant size. Ancient "city" as the time of Alexander the Great Samarkand, Bukhara, and others, were originally type a small fortress. Separate lock-estate also had powerful defensive walls and towers, Architecture wore austere fortress character.
By 6-7 AD centuries, when the boundaries of individual states significantly enhanced and strengthened centralized power, began to develop handicraft industry and international trade, the rise of cities, the finalization of which is already in the Middle Ages, after the Arab conquest.
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