Ancient city Sauran
The most interesting ancient settlement
The most interesting ancient settlement in the territory of the Turkestan region, where once stood a thriving medieval city, It is Sauran. The name of the settlement is found in written sources from the 10th century on, because a few centuries ago it was a very “advanced” municipality for that time and an important administrative unit for medieval political life. Referring to the ancient chronicles, it should be noted that the fortress Sauran was one of the most prominent; here they also regularly engaged in the improvement of the city, created fortifications and were active in craftsmanship. An interesting fact remains that the city had underground water pipelines with a total length of almost 110 kilometers!
At the moment, archaeological works are continuing on the territory of the ancient settlement of Sauran and various restoration projects are being created under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This is an exceptional place that is worth a visit to see the picturesque ruins of the ancient city, to get closer to its era and the way of life of people of that time.