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 Afrasiab -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Afrasiab, near (City in southern Uzbekistan; Tamerlane's opulent capital in the 14th century) Samarkand, (A landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet) Uzbekistan is both a historical city and its legendary founder.
The museum contains the oldest surviving (A game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king) chessmen.
Afrasiab lay on the (An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay) Silk Road, on the borders of (Click link for more info and facts about Achaemenid) Achaemenid Persia.
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 Encyclopedia: Afrasiab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The person Afrasiab, is said to be king of all Turan is mentioned in Persia's classic epic, Ferdowsi's Shahnameh ('Book of Kings'), where the legendary hero-king battles a legendary Iranian Shah, Kai Khosro.
Achaemenid Empire The Achaemenid Dynasty was a dynasty in the ancient Persian Empire, including Cyrus II the Great, Darius I and Xerxes I. At the height of their power, the Achaemenid rulers of Persia ruled over territories roughly emcompassing some parts of todays Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon...
Categories: Cities in Uzbekistan Poshng, King of Turan, was according to Ferusis epic the Shahnama, of the race of Tur (called his sire) and the father of Afrasiab.
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