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Afrasiab

Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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A preserved outdoor marvel

The brown formations, including holes of homes from long ago, make this an attractive preservation... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CintiKidCincinnati
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cincinnati
Not a lot to actually "see"

I'm not sure I would go here even with time to kill. I thought it was a bit of a waste of time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gregsf11
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San Francisco, California
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The site of an ancient settlement that existed more than two thousand years ago.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“old city” (4 reviews)
“frescoes” (7 reviews)
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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"old city"
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"frescoes"
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"museum"
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"era"
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"scenes"
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"film"
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"century"
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"exhibits"
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"history"
in 12 reviews
"ambassador"
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"site"
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"visitors"
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"civilization"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The brown formations, including holes of homes from long ago, make this an attractive preservation site to see.

Thank CintiKidCincinnati
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not sure I would go here even with time to kill. I thought it was a bit of a waste of time, honestly, especially since I chose to walk, underestimating the distance from the Shah-i-Zindah complex. I will grudgingly admit that the museum is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history of Afrasiab is interesting as are the mosaic remnants but there isn't a lot to see. Worth a visit if you have time but not a "must see".

Thank Kiwitraveler59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum about history of Samarkand. Not sufficiently interesting but worth a visit only if one has spare time.

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Good museum with old artifacts, but the old frescoes are the highlight. Really interesting to see the scenes shown and hard to believe they are so old.

Thank Janman2017
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The musium is very nice but the area has not much to see. View the video about the achient city and the wall paintings

Thank Σοφια Κ
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

From the outside it gives an impresion of a Soviet, bored museum but inside it can be very intetesting if you like the local history. The old frescos are amazing!

1  Thank d1mfokin
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

The old city ruined by the Mongols in the 12th century. Amazing place which is not yet excavated but the sense of history is so strong! The museum is awesome and the guides are super gracious and knowledgeable.

Thank discering
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Beautifully restored/preserved paintings documenting various scenes of visitors to Samarkand (then called Afrasiab). Really beautiful artwork.

1  Thank Grace B
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Nice building, located right on the edge of the Afrosiab main site. Of interest because it shows something of life earlier than much of the mosques and madrassas. The film shows Samarkand in Afrosiab times. Film is in the lower room, down steps, right of...More

3  Thank Jane L
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