The first settlements on the territory of Almaty appeared in the XIX-XII centuries BC. Over the centuries, ethnic and political unions came one after the other. Life in the region would slow down, then liven up again.

The focal point of this section is the urbanization process of Almaty, from small settlements that emerged three thousand years ago to the medieval town on the Silk Road, which was the center of administrative power, crafts and trade, culture and ideology.

Silver coins – dirhams at the end of XIII century– indicate that the town already existed in the XIII-XIV centuries, up to the time of the Kazakh Khanate.

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