Tajikistan’s Ancient Treasures Suffer from Neglect

The gate, finished in 2002, is the modern entrance to the ancient Mug Tepe citadel in the northern Tajik town of Istaravshan. Restoring the ancient citadel and keeping the site attractive to tourists has slowed since the 2500th anniversary of Istaravshan more than a decade ago. (Photo: EurasiaNet)

After a brief, winding trek up the hillside along a main thoroughfare, visitors to the northern Tajikistan town of Istaravshan reach an imposing, modern bricked gate leading to the remains of the ancient Mug Tepe citadel.

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Tajikistan’s Ancient Treasures Suffer from Neglect

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