The Garden Guide

Book: Journey and Embassy to Samarkand
Chapter: Azerbijan

Termez City

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VI. JOURNEY FROM THE RIVER OXUS TO SAMARKAND FESTIVITIES AT THE COURT OF TIMUR BEG 'River Oxus' is the Greek name for the river now known as the Amu Darya.The 'land beyond the Oxus' (the heart of modern Uzbekistan' was known to the Greeks as Transoxania. Clivijo calls the River Oxus the River Viadme. The Uzbeks were a mongol people who occupied the land after the time of Timur.