Ancient City of Saraishyk
Ancient city

Ancient City of Saraishyk

It is one of the earliest settlements in Kazakhstan.
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Atyrau province

Ancient City of Saraishyk

It is one of the earliest settlements in Kazakhstan.

Saraishyk (also spelled as Saraichik, Saray-Juk) is believed to be founded as early as the 10th century. During the existence of the Golden Horde and the Kazakh Khanate, the city was of great commercial significance, since the main caravan routes passed through it. In 1990s, during the excavations, archaeologists found fragments of ceramic dishes, adorn with ornaments and gold paintings. In 1999 Khan's Headquarters Memorial was founded here. It included the Khans' pantheons, a mosque and a museum, where the exhibits found during excavatios are represented.

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