Day 26: Ayaz Qala

Newly independent from the Achaemenid Empire, the Ayaz Qala fortress was built by ancient¬†Khwarazmian kings in the 3rd or 4th century BC to protect the fertile frontier from raiders on the edge of the vast expanse of the inhospitable Karakum Desert.¬† It was during this time that the Khwarazmians formed an alliance with Alexander the … Continue reading Day 26: Ayaz Qala