In Kirghiztan two Christian cemeteries were discovered at Semiryechensk, mute testimony to this once-flourishing church.
Inscriptions on the tombstones were written both in Syriac and Turkish. There lay, side by side, 'Terim the Chinese',
'Banus the Uigurian', 'Sazik the Indian',
'Kiamata of Kashgar', 'Tatt the Mongol',
and 'Shah Malison of George of Tus'. People from China, India, East and West Turkestan, Mongolia, manchuria, Siberia and Persia.
The inscriptions mentioned their occupations: Zuma, priest, general and famous amir; Shliha the celebrated commentator and teacher, who illuminated all the monasteries with light; Pesoha the renowned exegetist and preacher; the charming maiden Julia, the betrothed of the bishop Johanan;
Sabrisho, the archdeacon, the blessed old man and the perfect priest. "This is the grave of Chorepiscopus Ama. In the year 1566, (or 1255 according to our time), he departed from this world in the month of July on Sabbath. May our Lord unite his spirit with those of the pious and upright. Amen"