An ancient city, or perhaps layers of ancient cities, is being excavated in a place most have never heard of, but the archaeological team that is at work in Tajikistan believes it may be uncovering a find as significant as the ancient Inca city of Machu Pichu.
The first indications of a lost city came in 2012 when a local landowner found the edge of a man-made structure in the mountainous Gorno-Badakhshan region, which lies near the border between Tajikistand and Afghanistan. It turned out to be part of a fortification being referred to as 'Castle Karon.'
Archaeologist Yusufsho Yukubov has been leading excavations there in what now has become a 100-hectare dig, with finds indicating that the site was occupied as long as 4,000 years ago, and parts may have been inhabited as recently as 500 years ago.
The Telegraph (UK) recently published an extensive story on the dig.