Sites & cities that bear the name of Navekat


Today in : Kyrgyzstan
First trace of activity : ca. 5th century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12th century C.E
Recorded names : Nevkat, Невакет

Description : Navekat or Nevkat was an ancient Silk Road city that flourished between the 6th and 12th centuries. It lies near modern village of Krasnaya Rechka, in the Chui valley, present-day Kyrgyzstan, about 30 kilometers east of Bishkek. It was one of the most important trading centres of the region. Navekat was included in UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014 as a part of site Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor Nevkat (“New City”) is a Silk Road city that flourished between the 5th and 12th centuries. The identification is based on manuscripts found at the site. According to some accounts, it was one of the largest and important cities along the Silk Road in medieval period Ancient city was founded by the Sogdians, (an Iranian speaking people), in the fifth century. Population reached about 100.000 between seventh and eighth centuries.

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