Afrasiyab Museum, Samarkand

3.4
#7 of 19 in Historic Sites in Samarkand
Discover the ancient ruins of Afrasiyab Museum, believed to have been occupied from the 6th century BCE to the 13th century, when it was sacked by Mongols led by Genghis Khan. Sprawled across a hilltop, the site now boasts a museum displaying a plethora of archaeological findings, unearthed during the excavations of the ancient city. Step inside to admire an array of relics, including pottery, wall frescoes, weapons, coins, and other artifacts from different eras of the settlement. Work out when and for how long to visit Afrasiyab Museum and other Samarkand attractions using our handy Samarkand trip planner.
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  • This small but interesting museum is the excavation of the ancient city of Afrasiab, where people returned after Genghis Khan demolished the city. They were unwilling to settle in the lands that had....  more »
  • This "attraction" consists of a small museum and a large open area where excavations were done. This was the Samarkand from 6th century BC to around 1220 when Genghis Khan came and wiped it out as...  more »
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  • A good museum to understand the local history
  • If you are into archeology and enjoy looking at coins and vases this place might be for you. Unfortunately, almost no context and historical background is given in English. So, for the average traveler this place is not of much interest, in my opinion.
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