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Aktam and Agashayk.

Ancient sites of ancient settlement in deserts of Kazakhstan.

“If you follow the ancient maps written on the stars, no person will ever understand you. So if you could read these maps, would you follow them? And forever be misunderstood? Or would you close your eyes tightly and pretend to be like everyone else?” 

C. JoyBell C.

Travel across Almaty reion.

Downstream. beyond the village of Bakanas, a dried-up river of the same name splits off to the right, to fork more than once into several branches a few kilometers further down. 
Many places here bear names recalling that the Hi Delta used to begin here in times past.
On the edge of the easternmost dry bed (Shet Bakanas) are the remains of the Акtam and Aghash-Ayak caravanserais (X-th – XII-th centuries AD).
In 2013 the Ministry of Culture and information of RK included the largest and most northern medieval ancient settlemen of Karamergen (The Balkhash district, Almaty region).

The guidebook across Kazakhstan . Authors Dagmar Schreiber and Jeremy Tredinnick.   Publishing house "Odyssey".2010.