"that more or less organized
complexes of artificial caves serve in Central Asia as
monasteries - usually of Buddhists, sometimes of Christians.
There are more reasons to regard the cave erections of
Tagtabazar as a Buddhist complex, a great number of which
remained in the neighboring Afganistan". Click
here to read more about the Ekedeshik Cave Town.
"In the fourth century BC Merv was conquered
by Alexander the Great"
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