Archaeologists have found a burial place belonging to the ancient Turkic era and
dating back 6-7 centuries AD in the western part of Tian Shan to the north-east of
According to Mr. Skott Backer, an expert of Tashkent International University, the
ancient burial site was identified after rainfall. According to the National Center
for Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, one-day examinations
have been conducted to investigate the geographical area, the total area and the
shape of the burial place along with the bone and ceramic vessels found. During
archaeological excavations vessels, iron swords, knives, stirrups, nails, light stones
and iron were found.
In the 6th century AD, the centralized political system gathered all Turkic people
of Turkestan region under ancient Turkic Khaganate. And a giant empire from the
Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean called the Turkic Khaganate was established. In the
era of this empire, Tashkent was called Shash and was one of the administrative
centers. Ancient Shash region, which located at trade routes connecting East and
West, attracted residents with its mild climate, natural drinking water, and rich soil.
Such rare finds found in the Tashkent region have great archeological importance.
They present new information in terms of Uzbek-Turkic history and geographical
area. That is why the National Center for Archeology formed a special group for
studying nomadic civilizations in Western Tian Shan.