Before it was buried under the desert sand, the Gonur-Tepe fortress city It may have belonged to a strange advanced civilization in western Turkmenistan, one of the most isolated cities in the world.
Discovered by Soviet archaeologists last century, the mysteries that this city awaits have been revealed. From the air you can see about 30 hectares belonging to this complex, surrounded by huge walls and in the form of a labyrinth.
Gonur-Tepe It was home to one of the civilizations belonging to the Bronze Age and has been found by the well-known archaeologist Viktor Sarianidi, who now with 84 years will continue with his studies in the area during this summer.
The place shows in every excavation new discoveries about the wealth and quality of craftsmanship that was had in the Bronze Age. They used a metal mold for the elaboration of silver and gold objects, as well as, cult materials carving in bones and stones. During this year, he has highlighted the discovery of an amazing mosaic.
The Gonur-Tepe ruins they are located in the center of a series of cities and settlements in the delta region of the Morghab River, which flows through Turkmenistan and originates in Afghanistan.
Near Gonur-Tepe is the great ruined city of Mery, found in tsarist times and whose importance is historically located in the time of the Achaemenid Persians, going into decline after being sacked by the Mongols in 1221, during a conquest that left thousands of dead. In this city we find an important mausoleum from the reign of Sultan Seljuk Sanjar, under whose rule Mery was one of the most populated places in the world.
The design of the dome of the mausoleum advances in 300 years the ideas of the Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi who designed the great dome of the Florence Cathedral.
Turkmenistan It is still one of the most isolated countries in the world, in the region there are 354 archaeological monuments of which most have not yet been studied. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has ordered the construction of a fourth hotel in order to promote tourism.
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