Darganata fortress

50 km from Daya-Khatyn Caravanserai along the ancient caravan road Darganata Fortress is one of the oldest monuments on the caravan road from Amul, which is considered to be the 6th stop on the way. This fortress, which dates back to the I-III, IX-XII centuries, is located on a high hill about 4-5 km east of the Darganata district centre. Its area is 9 ha. The wall is about 6-8 meters high and about 3-5 meters thick. The fortress consists of two parts, the first part of which is built of plywood and raw bricks, the eastern part of which is built only of raw bricks, which is designed to store water and food and to protect the children and women from the enemy when they leave.

The people who lived in Darganata Fortress were mainly engaged in farming and animal husbandry. They dug 12 km stream from the Amu Darya, developed large farms near the city, and planted a variety of crops, yielding large quantities of fertile soil. While the abundant water of the Amu Darya was used for agriculture, the plains around the fort served as pastures for the herdsmen.

The fortress is located in a convenient location between Amul-Urgench. It was a large market town for the trade caravans of camps and for the sale and exchange of goods.

The Darganata mausoleum is a 14th-century architectural monument in place of the ancient city of Dargan, which is also called the tomb of Abu-Muslim by locals. According to the inscription on the door, it was built in 1371-1372. In the works of historians from the ninth century onwards, Dargangala is mentioned as the largest city after Gurgench in Khorezm.

The monument was built in the 14th century. It is located south of Darganata Fortress. Today, the monument has retained its original shape. The monument is paved with two domes, front arches and various ornaments, making it one of the most magnificent architectural buildings in the east. The building is 9.8 meters long, 8 meters wide and 10 meters high. Monument was built in the late middle Ages and repairs were made in the twentieth century. Inside the mausoleum are five tombs. According to scientific sources, there are various speculations about them: Dargan Ata-Hydyr (HYDYR ATA), his mother Nur-Elty, Muzrab-shah and master Hurdadbek. Fifth, they are said personalities such as Arab commander Qutayba or Abu Muslim, or wrestler Muhammad Shah to have been buried.

The ancient, high door belonging to the building has been preserved. This door is decorated with ancient ornaments of the East. In addition to the patterns, there was also an inscription in the Arabic alphabet. These writings were translated by N.F. Livisky, a senior lecturer in Persian at Tashkent State University. Based on these translations, it is believed that the inscriptions belong to Muzrab Shah, who ruled the Sufi dynasty in Khorezm in the 14th century.

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