Located in modern Uzbekistan, Samarkand with its diverse history and architecture played an important role in Central Asian trade for over a thousand years. Once part of Achaemenid Persia, Samarkand was conquered by Alexander the Great in 329 BC and later fell to conquests by the Arabs and the Mongols. Will Samarkand in turn conquer the hearts and minds of ArchaeoMadness players?
This massive mud-brick city in the Indus River Valley is the earliest example of urbanization in South Asia. The city flourished for 800 years but today is threatened by the Indus River's rising water table. Will modern urbanites help this ancient city gain new accolades through an ArchaeoMadness victory?