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Ancient City of Niya

Ancient City of Niya lies in the Takla Makan Desert. It is another Pompeii-like city on the Silk Road. The ruins are considered to be one of the oasis states during the period of 2nd century BC to 5th century AD. but it vanished between 500 to 1000AD. Some existing wooden structures, including houses with courtyards and a bridge were found. There are also jewelry, bronze mirrors, coins, arrowheads, household utensils, and other items in the residential region. Even some well-protected mummified corpses were excavated in the city ruins.
The Ancient Niya City has been listed as a state-level important cultural relics unit under protection.



 
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