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Kyrgyzstan|art & entertainment|July 12, 2022 / 02:20 PM
Local market of Uzgen town 116 years ago

AKIPRESS.COM - Archival Service of the Ministry of Digital Development of Kyrgyz Republic shared an archival photo of local market in Uzgen town.

The photo dates back to 1906-1908, i.e. 116-114 years ago.

Uzgen is located 54 km from Osh city. The town foundation dates back to the 1st-2nd centuries B.C. It served as one of the trading stations of the Great Silk Road that connected Fergana and Kashgar.

In 11-12th centuries ,Uzgen was the capital of Karakhanid state of Maverannahr.  

By its historical importance, Uzgen is no less valuable than such cities as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.

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