Dabusiya archaeological site was an Antique and Medieval urban center controlling a narrow strip of irrigated area of the Silk Roads connecting Samarkand with Bukhara, as well as Nur-ata oasis on the north.
Dabusiya Settlement

It was a fortified urban and production center: its development and prosperity were conditioned by surrounding natural resources, the Zarafshan river and Karnab mountains. It was a resilient economic and strategic center along the Silk Roads, which survived through numerous invasions associated with Arab, Mongol, Timurid and Shaibanid periods. Moreover, it was also a proto-industrial and crafts production center, its metal and textile products were distributed along the Silk Roads. As a scientific center, Dabusiya settlement is associated with numerous scholars in philosophy, linguistics, Islamic law and theology.

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