The settlement of Shotkara (ancient city)
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Shotkara is a settlement (an ancient city), dated from the XIII-XIV centuries. The settlement is the remains of an ancient settlement, from which the walls have been preserved, and the remains of masonry on a small area. There is also a dating, which is indicated on a plate next to the settlement there is a date of IX-XI century. There are no exact dates of such ancient cities, dating is given in the conditional period of the existence of this object.
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The settlement of Shotkara is located in Ulytau region, Ulytau district, 8 kilometers from the village of Korganbai, the left bank of the Kara-Kengir River, 24 kilometers from the city of Satpayev, Republic of Kazakhstan. GPS coordinates: N48°04'22" E67°44'10"
The settlement of Shotkara is a rectangular structure surrounded by a moat. The settlement is located on an elevated platform at the confluence of a small stream into the river. It is a sub-rectangular structure formed by a shaft and a moat, at the corners of which small hills, possibly towers, are fixed and oriented with angles to the cardinal directions. The inner part gradually descends from the ramparts to the center of the settlement. The sides of the settlement along the top of the ramparts have the following dimensions: north-east - 28 meters, south-east - 32 meters, south-west - 28 meters, north-west - 32 meters. The moats of the settlement have been preserved on three sides, have a width of 2.5 to 6.5 meters, a depth of 0.5 meters. The ramparts of the settlement at the base are from 5-8 meters wide, 0.75 - 1.2 meters high. The ruins of the towers are 0.9 - 1.7 meters high, with a diameter of 12 to 14.5 meters.
The settlement of Shotkara (ancient city, settlement) in the Ulytau region