List of archaeological sites of the Taklamakan and Lop Desert

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This list is of the archaeological sites of the Taklamakan Desert and Lop Desert in China.[1][2][3]

Sites[edit]

Site Prefecture/Municipality (modern) Province (modern) Comments (ancient place connections, cross-links and resources) Image Coordinates
Achik-ilek Kuqa County Xinjiang In the vicinity of ancient Kucha. Exact location unclear. Images of the site on the IDP project. There are two Lion sculptures recovered from the site by the German Turfan expeditions. Images are viewable here: Right-looking Lion sculpture Left-looking Lion sculpture
Aduna-kora Inner Mongolia 41°29′31″N 101°06′16″E / 41.491937°N 101.104374°E / 41.491937; 101.104374 (Aduna-kora)
Afraisiab
Aksipil Xinjiang Aksipil BLP467 PHOTO1187 2 269.jpg 37°12′44″N 80°07′45″E / 37.212222°N 80.129167°E / 37.212222; 80.129167 (Aksipil)
Akterek Xinjiang 37°07′00″N 80°10′30″E / 37.116667°N 80.175°E / 37.116667; 80.175 (Akterek)
Anxi Gansu 40°31′50″N 95°57′00″E / 40.53055556°N 95.95°E / 40.53055556; 95.95 (Anxi)
Aratam Xinjiang 42°52′45″N 93°51′00″E / 42.87916667°N 93.85°E / 42.87916667; 93.85 (Aratam)
Astana Turpan Xinjiang Astana-stairs.jpg 42°52′53″N 89°31′36″E / 42.88138889°N 89.526667°E / 42.88138889; 89.526667 (Astana)
Balawaste Xinjiang 37°03′00″N 81°05′00″E / 37.05°N 81.083333°E / 37.05; 81.083333 (Balawaste)
Bashkoyumal Xinjiang 38°58′30″N 88°01′00″E / 38.975°N 88.01666667°E / 38.975; 88.01666667 (Bashkoyumal)
Beiting Turpan Prefecture Xinjiang Turpan 44°05′00″N 89°05′00″E / 44.08333333°N 89.08333333°E / 44.08333333; 89.08333333 (Beiting)
Bezeklik Turpan Prefecture Xinjiang Turpan Bezelik Caves 01.jpg 42°57′11″N 89°32′24″E / 42.953136°N 89.54005°E / 42.953136; 89.54005 (Bezeklik)
Chonghassar Xinjiang 42°39′10″N 89°31′45″E / 42.652778°N 89.529167°E / 42.652778; 89.529167 (Chonghassar)
Dandan Uiliq Xinjiang Ancient Khotan BLER2 AKV1 FP246 FIG29.jpg 37°47′20″N 81°05′05″E / 37.788889°N 81.084722°E / 37.788889; 81.084722 (Dandan Uiliq)
Domoko Xinjiang 37°06′07″N 81°04′41″E / 37.101806°N 81.078194°E / 37.101806; 81.078194 (Domoko)
Duldulokur Xinjiang 41°41′00″N 82°42′00″E / 41.68333333°N 82.7°E / 41.68333333; 82.7 (Duldulokur)
Dunhuang Limes Gansu
Dunhuang - Mogao Dunhuang Gansu Jiucenglou of Mogao Caves.jpg 40°02′32″N 95°22′14″E / 40.042361°N 95.370694°E / 40.042361; 95.370694 (Dunhuang - Mogao)
Endere Endere BLP470 PHOTO1125 16 306.jpg
Endere Fort Endere Fort BLP467 PHOTO1187 2 209.jpg
Farhad-Beg-yailaki Hotan Prefecture Xinjiang 37°11′45″N 81°03′55″E / 37.195833°N 81.065278°E / 37.195833; 81.065278 (Farhad-Beg-yailaki)
Ghagha-sharh
Hanguya Xinjiang 37°10′20″N 80°13′45″E / 37.172222°N 80.229167°E / 37.172222; 80.229167 (Hanguya)
Iledong
Jigdalik 41°34′01″N 81°39′00″E / 41.566944°N 81.65°E / 41.566944; 81.65 (Jigdalik)
Kakshal Tati
Karadong Xinjiang Karadong Quadrangle BLP506 PHOTO1235 2 431.jpg 38°32′00″N 81°52′15″E / 38.53333333°N 81.87083333°E / 38.53333333; 81.87083333 (Karadong)
Karayantak
Keriya River Xinjiang
Khadalik
Kharakhoja
Kharakhoto Inner Mongolia 41°45′51″N 101°08′36″E / 41.764254°N 101.143385°E / 41.764254; 101.143385 (Kharakhoto)
Khora Xinjiang
Kichikhassar Xinjiang 42°39′10″N 89°33′30″E / 42.652778°N 89.558333°E / 42.652778; 89.558333 (Kichikhassar)
Kizil Caves Xinjiang Kizil caves 2006 10 01.jpg 41°47′00″N 82°30′00″E / 41.783333°N 82.5°E / 41.783333; 82.5 (Kizil Caves)
Knocha River
Koyumal
Kucha
Kudukkol
Kumtura 41°42′00″N 82°41′00″E / 41.7°N 82.683333°E / 41.7; 82.683333 (Kumtura)
Loulan Xinjiang 40°30′20″N 89°45′00″E / 40.505556°N 89.75°E / 40.505556; 89.75 (Loulan)
Mazar Tagh Xinjiang Mazar Tagh BLP190 PHOTO392 28 277.jpg 38°27′06″N 80°41′09″E / 38.451667°N 80.685795°E / 38.451667; 80.685795 (Mazar Tagh)
Mazartoghrak
Melikawat Khotan-melikawat-ruinas-d05.jpg 36°57′04″N 79°53′32″E / 36.951061°N 79.892167°E / 36.951061; 79.892167 (Melikawat)
Mingoi site 41°56′34″N 86°20′03″E / 41.942667°N 86.334194°E / 41.942667; 86.334194 (Mingoi site)
Miran Xinjiang Miran BLP466 PHOTO1187 2 167.jpg 39°16′00″N 88°49′30″E / 39.266667°N 88.825°E / 39.266667; 88.825 (Miran)
Miran Fort Xinjiang Miran Fort BLP466 PHOTO1187 2 60.jpg 39°15′30″N 88°50′30″E / 39.25833333°N 88.84166667°E / 39.25833333; 88.84166667 (Miran Fort)
Murtuk Xinjiang 42°58′30″N 89°27′00″E / 42.975°N 89.45°E / 42.975; 89.45 (Murtuk)
Nanhu Gansu 39°55′00″N 94°15′00″E / 39.916667°N 94.25°E / 39.916667; 94.25 (Nanhu)
Niya Xinjiang Niya BLP493 PHOTO1235 3 12.jpg 37°06′36″N 82°53′13″E / 37.11°N 82.886944°E / 37.11; 82.886944 (Niya)
Rawak Xinjiang Rawak BLP470 PHOTO1125 16 387.jpg 37°12′17″N 80°56′56″E / 37.204666°N 80.94902°E / 37.204666; 80.94902 (Rawak)
Sampula
Sengim Xinjiang 42°56′00″N 89°39′00″E / 42.93333°N 89.65°E / 42.93333; 89.65 (Sengim)
Shorchuk Xinjiang 41°59′34″N 86°13′16″E / 41.992671°N 86.221046°E / 41.992671; 86.221046 (Shorchuk)
Siyelik
Subashi Subashi BLP472 PHOTO1125 16 671.jpg 41°51′16″N 83°24′08″E / 41.854461°N 83.402164°E / 41.854461; 83.402164 (Subashi)
Tajik
Tallikbulak
Tamoghil
Tashkurghan Tashkurghan Fort.jpg 37°46′22″N 75°13′28″E / 37.772778°N 75.224444°E / 37.772778; 75.224444 (Tashkurghan)
Togujai
Toyuk Xinjiang 42°50′00″N 89°37′00″E / 42.833333°N 89.616667°E / 42.833333; 89.616667 (Toyuk)
Tumshuk Xinjiang
Ulugh-mazar
Uzun-tati
Vashshahri
Yarkhoto Xinjiang Turpan-jiaohe-ruinas-d33.jpg 42°57′02″N 89°03′50″E / 42.950556°N 89.063889°E / 42.950556; 89.063889 (Yarkhoto)
Yingpan
Yotkan
Yutogh 42°51′00″N 89°52′00″E / 42.85°N 89.866667°E / 42.85; 89.866667 (Yutogh)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stein, Aurel (1928). Innermost Asia: Detailed report of explorations in Central Asia, Kan-su and Eastern Īrān. Oxford University Press. 
  2. ^ Stein, Aurel (1921). Serindia: Detailed report of explorations in Central Asia and westernmost China. Oxford University Press. 
  3. ^ "IDP Site Information". International Dunhuang Project. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 

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