Penjikent, Tajikistan...while going on to Dushanbe...just to see the home city of some dear friends.
Penjikent: Sogdian Citadels, Mountain Mausoleums, and Valley Views in Tajikistan | MIR Corporation
Penjikent or so-called Pompeii of Central Asia as the whole ancient city was discovered under the ashes. However, the buildings are not as nicely visible as in Italy. Tajikistan Travel Bucket List: Explore Central Asia with Kalpak Travel
The city of Penjikent (“five villages”) is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a picturesque Zeravshan river valley. Quite possibly the five villages started the history of this remarkable city which originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was even named “Central Asian Pompeii”.
One of the Penjikent murals with a snake/lion woman in it? I don't know. It's really fantastic, though.
Another Penjikent mural. Those clothes and that awning are freaking fantastic.
Sarazm, Sights of Tajikistan, Sights of Penjikent
Window With a Gypsy | Penjikent, Tajikistan — www.leonidfoto… | Flickr
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A fresco in Penjikent.
Kingdoms of Central Asia - Penjikent / Panch (Sogdiana)