The Chuy Valley in Kyrgyzstan has a rich heritage of archaeological sites dating from the Iron Age, Turkic Age, and Kyrgyz era, with many of them in close proximity to urban areas. This includes Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan with a population reaching 1 million people in 2020 which has experienced rapid, and often unplanned, urban growth. This project is using archival aerial imagery from US Corona spy missions in 1961 and 1971 to create a dataset of burial mounds (often termed Kurgans) visible on this imagery at the time. Subsequently the expansion of urban areas is mapped on a nearly decadal basis from 1961 till 2020 to determine the impact it has on these archaeological sites for the past 70 years and then these burial mound location data points will be verified with ground truthing to ensure accuracy. This research endeavours to show the issues caused by outward urban expansion on cultural heritage sites, namely burial mound destruction or engulfment happening during said expansion. Studying the pattern and rate of urbanisation in the Chuy Valley can provide a roadmap to avoid future loss of archaeological sites in the region.