Samarkand

However, scientists did not rush out and continued to seek more evidence about the age of Samarkand. Their efforts were unsuccessful. In particular, in recent years, during excavations on the site, Afrosiab in deep water in the basement of the city wall were discovered shapeless bricks (so called "guvalya"), which date from the end of VIII, the beginning of the VII century BC. At the base of the wall is reached in five to seven meters in width. These and other facts were given a perfectly good reason to suppose that at that time there have been city, rather than temporary accommodation. Otherwise, why such a powerful defensive structure? Additional arguments were found and are related to time, fragments of crockery, household containers of large capacity, painted pottery. The finds were sent to France where he was made the most progressive – radiokarbonny analysis of the fragments, the results of which led to the conclusion that the Samarkand 2700-2800 years. Note that since 1997, when scientists were ready to officially announce that the 2750 Samarkand years, ten years of additional research.

As we see, to its current anniversary of Samarkand did not come suddenly. This is the result of hard work of several generations of scientists for decades. The results of research specialists and archaeologists as to the age of Samarkand today no one in the world is not in doubt. This is evidenced by the fact that the 2750th anniversary of the ancient city celebrated under the auspices of a respected international organizations such as UNESCO.