On the basis of archaeological (Buriakov) historical (Khudiakov, Khazanov, Skaff), numismatic (Babaiarov) and linguistic (Lur’e) secondary literature, the author identifies Jabghukat as a military as well as political centre of the Turk Khaghans as soon as the late sixth century CE. She assesses that the appearance of the city of Khatunkat, also in the vicinity of Chach (present-day Tashkent), attests of the latter’s strategic significance, and provides another reflect of the state-building traditions of ancient Turks.

The Redaction
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