City of the great Turkish philosopher Farabi: Otrar

City of the great Turkish philosopher Farabi: Otrar


According to TRT’s report, mosques, madrasahs, almshouse, baths and social buildings have been unearthed in the excavation area in Otrar so far. The sewage system also shows the level of urbanization reached in the 10th century.

Archaeologist Serik Akılbek said, “Archaeological studies in Otrar started at the end of the 19th century. Regular exploration and excavations have been carried out since 1969. As a result of years of excavations, the skeleton of the city has been unearthed today.”


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