Ancient Penjikent City: The Pompeii of Central Asia
The ancient Penjikent City, also known as the Pompeii of Central Asia, was once an important historical town on the Great Silk Road. At present, archaeological ruins from the Bronze Age between 4th to 3rd millennium BC can be seen in Sarazm, which is located in Penjikent in the Sughd region.

Sarazm is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where remnants of an ancient settlement including a huge palace complex with an area of more than 250 square meters, can be seen. This settlement is one of the oldest in Central Asia. And it served as a hub for trade, commercial and cultural exchanges for multitude of people who traveled along the historical Silk Road.

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