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     Ancient Taraz

Taraz is an ancient and the largest trading - administrative centre of the Silk Road.
It was generated as the city - state of turgesh and karluk settlements in the 7-8 centuries.
At that period it had the radial-ring agro-city system formed by a radial direction of caravan roads and five lines of defensive walls. Shakhristan and a citadel with powerful fortification were settled down in the centre , and adjoining rural districts were enclosed with three lines of long defensive walls. On the crossings of caravan lines and external ring of walls there were keshki - constructed and fortified castles of the governors supervising trade, agricultural lands and carrying out the city defense.
Numerous monuments, fragments of traditional building radial-ring planning network of streets, the rests of a citadel, shakhristan and long walls of the city were kept for today.

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The central State museum of Republic of Kazakhstan [ RUS ]
Balkhash city history and economy museum [ RUS ]
State museum of arts named after A. Kasteeva [ RUS ]
Pavlodar history and economy museum named after G.N. Potanin [ RUS ]
Mangistau history and economy museum [ RUS ]
Archaeology Museum attached to Archaeology institute named after A.Kh. Margulan [ RUS ]
People's musical instruments Museum named after Ykhlas [ RUS ]
Archaeological museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Historical museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Biological museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Republic of Kazakhstan National currency Museum [ RUS ]
Aktobe Regional history and economy museum [ RUS ]
Kostanay Regional history and economy museum [ RUS ]

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