Ukek (Tatar: Ükäk /y`kæk/) was a medieval city (13th-14th centuries) in Golden Horde. It was placed on the Volga, near the modern Saratov, in the Uvekovka river's estuary. In the beginning of 14th century it was a major trade and political center of Golden Horde. Ukek coined own money. In 1395Timur's troops ruined the city. The ruins of palace, mosque, apartments and workshops are still preserved. The Tatar language (Tatar tele, TatarÃ§a, Ð¢Ð°ÑÐ°Ñ ÑÐµÐ»Ðµ, Ð¢Ð°ÑÐ°ÑÑÐ°) is a Turkic language belonging to the Altaic branch of the Ural-Altaic family of languages. ... The Golden Horde (Turkish: AltÄ±n Ordu, Russian: ÐÐ¾Ð»Ð¾ÑÐ°Ñ ÐÑÐ´Ð°) was a Tatar-Mongol state established in parts of present-day Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan after the break up of the Mongol Empire in the 1240s. ... Saratov (Russian: ) is a major city in southern European Russia. ... Events End of reign of Hungary by Capet-Anjou family. ... Statue of Timur in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan TÄ«mÅ«r bin Taraghay Barlas (Chagatai Turkic: ØªÛÙ ÙØ±, iron) (1336 â February 1405) was a 14th century warlord of Turco-Mongol descent, conqueror of much of Western and central Asia, and founder of the Timurid Empire (1370â1405) in Central Asia and...
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Ukek, certainly, was one of the oldest purely Golden Horde cities.
The period of the most active life of Ukek, by data of numismatics, occupies a period from 1270th to 1360th; in the last third of the XIVth century the city, as well as many other Golden Horde centers, came to decline caused by decades of the internecine wars and weakness of the khans authority.
Ukek has given rich collections of material culture subjects, some of which are genuine works of art.
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