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The Kurganzol Fortress (on the History of Central Asia in the Hellenistic Era)

The Kurganzol Fortress (on the History of Central Asia in the Hellenistic Era) © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/092907708X339607 Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 14 (2008) 123-191 www.brill.nl/acss Th e Kurganzol Fortress (on the History of Central Asia in the Hellenistic Era) Leonid M. Sverchkov Abstract In Part I the excavations of Kurganzol fortress, in Surkhandarya Province, southern Uzbekistan, are presented. So far about one quarter of the surface inside the round perimeter wall has been opened and studied down to the sterile ground. Th e architectural features and the fi nds, mainly pottery with few stone and metal objects, are presented in the stratigraphic sequence. Altogether four periods are evidenced, covering the time from the late 4 th century BC down to the fi rst half of the 2 nd century BC. Th is is the only monument in the region, known at present, which was not covered by later layers and thus allows direct access to the Hellenistic levels. Besides, the fi rst construction, dated to the late 4 th century BC, is amongst the few sites securely datable to the time of Alexander the Great. Since it does not show any signifi cant signs of traditions from the preceding Achaemenian period it is clearly a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

The Kurganzol Fortress (on the History of Central Asia in the Hellenistic Era)

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia , Volume 14 (1-2): 123 – Jan 1, 2008

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/092907708X339607 Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 14 (2008) 123-191 www.brill.nl/acss Th e Kurganzol Fortress (on the History of Central Asia in the Hellenistic Era) Leonid M. Sverchkov Abstract In Part I the excavations of Kurganzol fortress, in Surkhandarya Province, southern Uzbekistan, are presented. So far about one quarter of the surface inside the round perimeter wall has been opened and studied down to the sterile ground. Th e architectural features and the fi nds, mainly pottery with few stone and metal objects, are presented in the stratigraphic sequence. Altogether four periods are evidenced, covering the time from the late 4 th century BC down to the fi rst half of the 2 nd century BC. Th is is the only monument in the region, known at present, which was not covered by later layers and thus allows direct access to the Hellenistic levels. Besides, the fi rst construction, dated to the late 4 th century BC, is amongst the few sites securely datable to the time of Alexander the Great. Since it does not show any signifi cant signs of traditions from the preceding Achaemenian period it is clearly a

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: MARGIANA; KURGANZOL FORTRESS; UZBEKISTAN; ALEXANDER THE GREAT; CENTRAL ASIA; HELLENISM

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