So the second in a series of Spotlights from the University of Pennsylvania, this one focusses on Yzmykşir Fort.
The Yzmukshir Fortress, with its unique double wall fortifications, thrived in Parthian times, under various Turkic rulers, and during the Golden Horde, as an important regional trade and craft center in Khorezm.
The gates, towers, enormous moat and well-preserved 25-meter high walls that stretch for some 1500 m, remain an impressive sight. Next to the fortress is a mausoleum, allegedly of a famous medieval philosopher Abu az-Zamakhshari, and therefore Yzmukshir is also known as Zamakshar
Now it is just a shadow of it’s former self.
Or a direct link is here
Below are some of the other images I took when I went to Yzmukshir fort in 2012 as you can see there are no complete structures and the desert is taking its toll.