Laying the route of the bypass channel. Bulldozers, scrapers and other mechanisms are at work. General view of the channel. Cape Takhia-Tash. Loading sand onto cars at the Takhia-Tash pier, transporting it to the city. Construction of the Takhia-Tash - Krasnovodsk highway. The ancient city-fortress of Kunya-Urgench, covered with sand. Employees of the Khorezm archaeological expedition, headed by Professor Tolstov, are conducting archaeological excavations of the ancient fortress city of Kunya-Urgench. Drawing by the artist of the expedition, depicting the life of a resident of Kunya-Urgench 500 years ago. View of the ancient fortress Shah-Sanem, covered with sand. General view of the city of Khiva.