In the Balkan Region of Turkmenistan, there is a small (possibly abandoned) modern village built on top of what looks to be some sort of ancient ruins near the remote town of Chagyl. (Some of the contemporary houses at the site even appear to be using the raised walls of the ruins as fencing.)
You can see a satellite picture of the complex here: https://binged.it/2E9tk3L
(Bing calls this area Tuar, although Google Maps labels it Tüwer.)
Is there any information on the history of said ruins or what the area may have been known for before they were, well, ruined?
It's interesting that the site appears near the path of the fabled Silk Road.
It's also interesting that there look like what appear to be man-made path lines criss-crossing the desert in this general region as well.
(In more recent satellite pictures, you can see a modern railroad being built through some of these pathways to the north of the Garabogazköl lagoon at the Kazakhstan border.)