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Ancient Sarazm Tour

Ancient Sarazm Tour Packages
Country: Tajikistan
City: Dushanbe
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Archaeological Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Trip to the Sughd Region:


- Ancient Panjakent

- Republican History and Regional Study Museum

- Olim Dodhko Mosque and Medressah

- Sarazm ancient town (5500 y.o.)

Overnight in the hotel (B/-/-)


Explore More About Sarazm:

Sarazm is an ancient town and also a jamoat in north-western Tajikistan. It dates back to the 4th millennium BC and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It consists of 21 villages, including Chimqal'a (the seat), Abdusamad, Bostondeh, Kamar, Kamar-Tash, and Sohibnazar.

Located 15 kilometers west of the city of Panjakent, the site occupies an area of about 1.5 km in length and 400 to 900m in width. At the peak of the occupation, the site would have covered an area of up to 90 hectares, 35 of which are unobstructed.

The site is of great interest to archaeologists as it constitutes the first proto-historical agricultural society in this region of Central Asia. Moreover, it is the most north-eastern of those proto-historical agricultural permanent settlements. Sarazm was the first city in Central Asia to maintain economic relations with a network of settlements covering a vast territory from the Turkmenistan steppes and the Aral sea (in the northwest) to the Iranian Plateau and the Indus (in the south and southeast).

There are several areas that have been dug up by archaeologists and are now protected by corrugated iron roofs. In each section, you can see the walls of the buildings and the elements inside them.

There’s a bit of guesswork about what it all would once have been – but archaeologists are good at looking for clues and putting together a picture of this ancient civilization.

The region around the city was rich with minerals… and is probably the main reason the city was founded here in the first place. But what Sarazm realized well before ‘vertical integration was a fancy corporate term, was that they didn’t just have to sell the minerals.

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