Yurturgan Ruins (Yuetegan Ruins)

Hotan, China

Located in the Xinjiang Autonomous Prefecture of China is the ancient town of Yotkan. During the Western Han Dynasty reign, Yotkan (Yurturgan or Yuetegan) was a booming trading community. Many relics that have been excavated show Greek and Persian influences. Majority of the relics were found at a depth of 3-6 meters. There is a large stone stele that serves as a nameplate for this cultural site in the Xinjiang Prefecture. Various artifacts were excavated like china figurines, earthenware, pottery items, golden Buddha statuettes, jade jewelry and showpieces, and a huge amount of ancient coins covering a time span of many centuries.

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