Thursday, February 17, 2011
Twin Citadels, at Uzgen in Kyrgyztan
Uzgend,Kyrgyztan is the capitol of the Fargana valley under the Quakhanids, AD 11th century. The sites today at Uzgend: 10th-century minaret and later mausoleums on what was one of the fortified hills of the early medieval Islamic frontier city.
David Nicolle, "Saracen Strongholds AD 630 - 1050." Fortress 76, Osprey Pub., London, 2008. pp. 29.