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Koshoy-Korgon ruins of ancient.

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“That was the day the ancient songs of blood and war spilled from a hole in the sky
And there was a long moment as we listened and fell silent in our grief and then one by one, we stood tall and came together and began to sing of life and love and all that is good and true
And I will never forget that day when the ancient songs died because there was no one in the world to sing them” 

Brian Andreas.

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The ruins of the ancient fortification Koshoi-Korgon are located at an altitude of 2105 meters above sea level, located on the left bank of the Kara-Koen River, 530 meters from the southeastern part of the village of Kara-Suu, 10.3 kilometers southwest of the settlement of At- Bashi on the territory of At-Bashinsky district of Naryn region.
The fortification is the remains of a fortified city that existed in the 7th - 10th centuries on the caravan trade route, in which the headquarters of the Turkic khans was located. The building is square in plan, with adobe walls surrounding a large area, identified as a "korgon" (translated from Kyrgyz - "fortress").
The length of the southern and northern walls is 283 meters, the eastern 287 meters and the western 289 meters. The fortification area is 0.09 square kilometers, the perimeter reaches 1.16 kilometers. The fortress walls are surrounded by a protective moat and rampart.
The walls reached a width of about 7 meters and a height of up to 8 meters. Popular rumor connects the name of the fortification with the name of Khan Koshoy, the legendary hero of the Kyrgyz epic Manas. Near the Koshoy-Korgon fortification, 123 meters to the east, there is the Koshoy-Korgon Museum.
Geographical coordinates of Koshoi-Korgon fortification: N41°07'26.23" E75°41'53.44"

Yuri Belyakov.
Alexander Petrov.

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.