site of an ancient Bactrian city that existed from approximately the second century B.C. to the second or third century A.D.; located near the settlement Imeni Nasir Khisrav in Shaartuz Raion, Tadzhik SSR.
Remains of the city walls and towers have been preserved; rectangular in plan, the walls measure about 4 m thick and 6 m high. Excavations conducted between 1950 and 1953 have revealed rectangular chambers adjoining the city wall. Coins, Bactrian pottery, and terra-cotta statuettes have been found.
REFERENCESD’iakonov, M. M. “Arkheologicheskie raboty v nizhnem techenii reki Kafirnigana (Kobadian) (1950–1951 gg).” Materialy i issledovaniia po arkheologii SSSR, no. 37. Moscow-Leningrad, 1953.
Mandel’shtam, A. M., and S. B. Pevzner. “Raboty Kafirniganskogo otriada v 1952–1953.” Ibid., no. 66. Moscow-Leningrad, 1958.