Kalalygyr 1

Ayrytam, ancient city of V-IV century BC. located in 40 km to South West from Dashoguz, at elevation, near south coast of ancient riverbed of Daudan, almost close to Kunyauyaz city.

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It’s one of the biggest monuments in ancient Khorezm oasis (700х1000 m). A fortress constructed during the times of rule of Achaemenids in Khorezm, was needed to provide their control over the large irrigation systems of South Daudan. An attempt to erect it could be a part of system of activities, reflected in Herodot stories about irrigation policy of Achaemenid Kings.


Dashoguz – Kone Urgench – Darvaza - Ashgabat – Mary – Turkmenabad – Farap.



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