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Aktam and Agashayk.

Ancient sites of ancient settlement in deserts of Kazakhstan.

Downstream. beyond the village of Bakanas, a dried-up river of the same name splits off to the right, to fork more than once into several branches a few kilometers further down. 
Many places here bear names recalling that the Hi Delta used to begin here in times past.
On the edge of the easternmost dry bed (Shet Bakanas) are the remains of the Акtam and Aghash-Ayak caravanserais (X-th – XII-th centuries AD).
In 2013 the Ministry of Culture and information of RK included the largest and most northern medieval ancient settlemen of Karamergen (The Balkhash district, Almaty region).


Aktam ruins ancient settlement.

The guidebook across Kazakhstan . Authors Dagmar Schreiber and Jeremy Tredinnick.   Publishing house "Odyssey".2010.