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After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam$
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Joe Cribb and Georgina Herrmann

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263846

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.001.0001

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Termez in Antiquity

Termez in Antiquity

(p.178) (p.179) 8 Termez in Antiquity
After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam



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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

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