Koi Krylgan Kala

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Statue of a man-ossuary from Koi Krylgan Kala, first centuries A.D., Hermitage Museum

Koi Krylgan Kala (Uzbek: Qoʻyqirilgan qalʼa; Russian: Кой-Крылган-Кала) is an archaeological site, located outside the village of Taza-Kel'timinar in the Ellikqal'a District (Uzbek: Ellikqalʼa tumani; Russian: Элликкалинского район) in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic of Uzbekistan. In ancient times it was sited along a canal in the Oxus delta region.

There is some relationship between and Koi Krylgan Kala and Toprak Kala, 30 km to the northwest.[1] It is a temple complex of the Chorasmian Dynasty, an Iranian people who ruled the area of Khwarezm. It was built c. 400 BCE. The Apa-Saka tribe destroyed it c. 200 BCE, but later it was rebuilt into a settlement, which lasted until c. 400 CE.[2] It was discovered in 1938 by Sergey Pavlovitch Tolstov, leader of the Chorasmian Archaeological-Ethnological Expedition. It contained a Mazdian fire temple, and was decorated with frescos of wine consumption.


  1. ^ Welcome to Uzbekistan, 1997
  2. ^ Eshan 1983,1136


Coordinates: 41°45′19″N 61°07′01″E / 41.755214°N 61.117007°E / 41.755214; 61.117007