Gonur Depe

Gonur Depe



Gonur Depe is an Archeological site of Bronze Age, locates in Mary province (100km North from Mary city). Archeological foundations dating back to the first half of the Second Millennium BC. Gonur Depe have been the capital of Margush, which was called "Margiana" by Greek authors. Margiana reached its apex in the 16th to 13th centuries BC. The Archeological expedition which directed by Victor Sarianidi discovered a palace and temples fire altars. According to the Sarianidi, Margiana is the fifth greatest ancient civilization after Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China and also it was the birthplace of Zoroastrism religion that based on the opposition of good and evil.

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