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Archaeological site of Oktepa

Oct. 9, 2020, 5:28 p.m.

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Archaeological site of Oktepa

In the Yunusabad district of the capital, there is a unique archaeological monument that has the status of "Golden Heritage" - the Archaeological Site of Oktepa. The history of this hill dates back to the 5th-6th centuries. The area of ​​the historical monument is 4 hectares.

Beginning in 1886, archaeologists and scientists began research on the Oktepa Hill and several excavations were carried out. According to historical data, Yunusabad Oktepa was the palace of an eminent aristocrat who lived in the 7th-8th centuries. In addition, a small hoard of silver coins from the first half of the 8th century was found. Life at the monument revived again in the second half of the VIII century, and in the IX-XII centuries it was one of the unfortified villages of the Binkat region, destroyed at the beginning of the XIII century during the Mongol invasion.

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