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Ancient settlement Zhol-asar.

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The Zhol-asar settlement is located in the Karmakchinsky district of the Kyzylorda region, 35.1 kilometers south-west of the Turmaganbet village and 71.1 kilometers south-west of the regional center of Zhosaly, west of the Asankara valley.
The settlement of Zhol-asar was described in detail by S.P. Tolstov, who assigned it to the first subtype of the first type of his classification (Tolstoye, 1948: 128 - 130). As it turned out as a result of repeated reconnaissance work, this is a badly destroyed characteristic two-tiered settlement, where the central oval platform, with an area of ​​45 x 35 meters, preserved to a height of 9.5 meters above the level of the modern surface, is surrounded by a low second platform of a circular shape.
On the central site, it was possible to fix a number of narrow rooms with a vaulted ceiling. The walls of the fortress and the interior were made of raw rectangular bricks in the plan, from 40 x 30 x 10 cm to 42 x 38 x 28 x 10 cm, as well as rows of narrow pakhsa blocks.
Geographic coordinates of the settlement of Zhol-asar: N45 ° 00'06.27 "E63 ° 29'55.11"

L.M. Levina. “Ethnocultural history of the Eastern Aral Sea region. 1st millennium BC -1 millennium AD ". 1996 year. Publishing house "Eastern Literature".

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.