Sites & cities that bear the name of Djarkutan


Today in : Uzbekistan
First trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3rd century B.C.E
Recorded names : Dzharkutan, Jarqoʻton

Description : Djarkutan (also Dzharkutan; Uzbek: Jarqoʻton) is a prehistoric proto-urban settlement in Uzbekistan and a center of ancient civilizations in Bactria, the area from which may be the founder of the religion Zarathustra. The settlement on an old stream has two monumental buildings, a potter quarter, a citadel and extensive burial ground. Dzharkutan is located in the west of Surxondaryo Province, in the south of Uzbekistan, about five kilometers southeast of Sherabad and 50 km northwest of Termiz.

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