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Archaeologists from Kyrgyzstan, Turkey discover Karakhanid tomb in Naryn

During joint excavations, the archaeologists of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University discovered a tomb believed to be of a Karakhanid khan. Daily Sabah reported.

According to the media outlet, the tomb was found near Kum-Dobo village in Kochkor district during excavations conducted to uncover monuments built during the Karakhanid Khanate (804-1212).

Dr. Osman Eravşar told that it is five-meter-deep tomb with a square bottom in Naryn, known to be an important settlement during the Karakhanid era.

«This is the first time we’ve encountered such a structure in Kyrgyzstan. Along with this discovery, there are signs that there are also other structures (hidden) in this region,» he said, adding that the next stage would be to conserve and restore the historic structure.

Professor of Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University Kubatbek Tabaldiyev said they were trying to identify whom the tomb belonged to but they had still not found a headstone to confirm.

He stressed that the revealing of the historical architectural structure was a crucial discovery not only for Kyrgyzstan and Turkey but for the countries and peoples of the entire Central Asian region.