Monday, 1 July 2013

The Great Kyz Kala 'Girls Castle' - Turkmenistan

The breathtaking structure that is the 'Great Kyz Kala' in, Mary, Turkmenistan. The 'Kyz Kala' which means 'Girls Castle' features distinctive 'Fluted' or 'Corrugated' mud brick Walls which survive to a height of 12m and is rectangular in plan, with a length of 45m and width of 38m. Situated on the famous Silk Road the stucture is thought to have been an elite rural residence, constructed sometime in the 7th Century.

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