Nurata was founded as the ancient town Nur, in 327 BC, by Alexander the Great. The remains of his military fortress still exist high on a hill overlooking the town and flat lands beyond.
below: The remains of the fortress built by Alexander the Great
below: Looking down into a courtyard below.
below: Kids playing in the street and sheep wandering on the hillside.
below: Steep! Those steps were steep!
below: On the streets of the town. From this angle, only the walls are visible. The courtyards and living spaces are all hidden behind.
below: Telephone or hydro pole in an inverted V shape. Note also that the bottom parts are concrete. All the poles that I saw in Uzbekistan were concrete on the bottom but they were usually single poles.