Saksanokhur

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Saksanokhur is the modern name of an ancient settlement in Farchor in the south of present-day Tajikistan.

The place was from 1966 to 1967 and from 1973 to 1977 investigated by Soviet archaeologists before the remains of buildings were leveled. There were remains of a Greco-Bactrian and later settlement. Other than this Ai-Khanoum is one of the few excavated sites of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom.

There was a citadel, whose center of a building formed a large courtyard. The building probably dated to the 2nd century BC. The concept is consistent with other buildings as in Ai-Khanoum where there are also buildings with large yards.

In addition to the fortified settlement it is also found dwellings and workshops, including pottery. The bottom is dated to the Greco-Bactrian period and it can be assumed that the place was established in this period.