Bazar-kala (VI–V centuries B.C. – I century A.D.) was constructed during the archaic period and existed until the beginning of the Kushan period. In ancient times the Bazar-kala Fortress was the centre of the agricultural areas irrigated by the Bazarkalin canal waters.
A square citadel in the northeast corner of the Bazar-kala Settlement has been preserved in a very good state. It was surrounded by double walls with semi-oval towers. In contrast to the single towers at the settlement corners and the citadel itself, its northwest corner was defended by two towers, forming a figure in the shape of a dovetail.
Traces of industrial activity, such as ruined pottery kilns, dross accumulation and pieces of iron blooms, were found in the Bazar-kala Settlement.