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Favorite thing: Tashkent was already mentioned in a Chinese script of the 1st century B.C. Well, they used another name, but scientists are sure, that this city was located where today's Tashkent is. Many people say, the name "Tashkent" means "Stone City". But Tashkent has been a city of adobe houses most of its history. Today scientists say, that the word Tashkent comes from the word "tschatsch" in the Sogdian language, which means "a hilly place".

Tashkent was Turkish until in 8th century the Arabs conquered the city. 1220 Genghis Khan took the city. A time of quarrels between the Khans of this area followed. in 16th century came a time of wealth under the rule of the Schaibanide Khans. Trade and art flourished.

After the fall of the Schaibanide Dynasty Tashkent was under the influence of Kazakh Khans and later was part of the Kokand Khanat until 1865.

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  • Written Sep 22, 2007
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