Day 63: Chashma, Nurata

In our first post of this 100 Days - Uzbekistan series, we eluded to sacred fish with mystical origins.  Today we'll describe some of the background behind this teaser, and explore the Chashma Complex which spreads out beneath Alexander the Great's 2,300 year old Fortress of Nur.  The site today attracts thousands of faithful pilgrims … Continue reading Day 63: Chashma, Nurata

Day 90: Fortress of Nur

Founded by Alexander the Great in 327 BC, the ancient city of Nur is today known as Nurota.  Over 2,300 years ago, the fortress was built to defend the city and settled lands to south from the nomadic peoples of the steppe to the north.  The remains of the fortress, which is one of the … Continue reading Day 90: Fortress of Nur