||The Oxus treasure is a collection of about 180 pieces of metalwork in gold and silver from the Achaemenid Persian period, found by the Oxus river about 1877-1880 in Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan. It is the most important surviving collection of gold and silver from the Achaemenid period. (6th-4th century BC)|
Ayaz Kala of Khwarezm (Chorasmia), today desert but in ancient times green and lush.
Kaakha fortress, overlooking the Panj river.
The formidable walls surrounding the ruins of Bactra, adjacent to modern-day Balkh.