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Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan (14:49)

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Kunya-Urgench is situated in northwestern Turkmenistan, on the south side of the Amu Daria River. Urgench was the capital of the Khorezm region, part of the Achaemenid Empire. The old town contains a series of monuments mainly from the 11th to 16th centuries, including a mosque, the gates of a caravanserai, fortresses, mausoleums and a minaret. The monuments testify to outstanding achievements in architecture and craftsmanship whose influence reached Iran and Afghanistan and, later, the architecture of the Mogul Empire of 16th-century India.

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Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan

Part of the Series : Treasures of the World: Central and Southern Asia
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Kunya-Urgench is situated in northwestern Turkmenistan, on the south side of the Amu Daria River. Urgench was the capital of the Khorezm region, part of the Achaemenid Empire. The old town contains a series of monuments mainly from the 11th to 16th centuries, including a mosque, the gates of a caravanserai, fortresses, mausoleums and a minaret. The monuments testify to outstanding achievements in architecture and craftsmanship whose influence reached Iran and Afghanistan and, later, the architecture of the Mogul Empire of 16th-century India.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: FPT144258

ISBN: 978-1-64198-725-7

Copyright date: ©2006

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