Afrosiob city

Afrоsiyab is an ancient site of northern Samarkand which was occupied from c 500 BC to 1220 AD. Today it is a hilly grass mound located near the Bibi Khanaum Mosque. Afrasiyab is the oldest part and the ruined site of the ancient and medieval city of Samarkand. It was located on on high ground for defensive reasons, south of a river valley and north of a large fertile area which has now became part of the city of Samarkand.