A. Sutherland - AncientPages.com - Four decades ago, a startling discovery was made, when a team of researchers led by the celebrated Greek-Russian archaeologist V.I.Sarianidi opened the Temple City Gonur Tepe, located in western Turkmenistan.
Now, the ruins of the city begin to reveal its ancient artifacts and curious vast walls and structures.
More than four thousand years ago, Gonur Tepe was home to one of the most advanced but little-known civilization in this region of Asia.
People lived in a huge building complex covering approximately 30 hectares that can only be clearly seen from the air. The complex gives an impression of a strange labyrinth surrounded by vast walls, located in the middle of the Kara Kum desert of Turkmenistan, one of the most desolated places of the world.
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