Igdy Kala – Khorezmian or Parthian art ?

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Igdy Kala is a Parthian fortress of the I century BC or IV century BC of century AD on the Uzboy River's high rocky bank, forming a narrow, beautiful and charming canyon. It is located 150 km north of Serdar City.

Its construction plan corresponds to an irregular trapezium measuring 60 x 60 x 75 x 45 m. The Northeast wall is built on a steep 30 m high, and the fortress is surrounded by a ditch cut into a rock from the remaining 3 sides. There are narrow openings within the walls and towers that presumably used to be arrow-shaped, characteristic of Khorezm's antique military architecture.

Puddles cover the outside walls, and there used to be a hallway on the inside close to the shooting gallery next to them. "As stated by S.P.Tolstov (leader of the expedition that discovered this monument in 1954), "the entire stone-built fortress, which is not a traditional material for Khorezm, corresponds in all details to the principles of Khorezm fortification and building, but due to plastering, its exterior design did not differ from late antique Khorezm fortifications. Igdy Kala was designed by Uzboy to regulate the waterway (from India to Black Sea). At the same time, the fortress had an important significance for the southward contact of the nomadic people and the Parthian Empire.

In practice, any discussion of visual art in both Khorezm and Parthia is complex. Therefore, you should feel this place to answer the question above.

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