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The Great Silk Road

Honor and praise to the ancient merchants who were pioneers. Someone left home for a far way because that could enrich him, and someone was called in a road just by curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Rumors about the legendary riches of distant lands scattering with unusual speed, pushed the boldest of people for the road. Over the centuries, trade routes were created, firstly in distinct regions, …

Motobike trip 2010

The group of motorcyclists from Ukraine, Russia and Moldova has tested their BMW GS and themselves as well in the extreme conditions of Pamir mountains. Read what a real mountain Asia is! The idea of such a trip came up a long time ago. We were very careful while selecting our route. We had been gathering the information on the cities we were going to visit. The idea was to make a ring of the former …

Dalverzin-tepe: the land of Treasure

Dalverzin-tepe: the land of Treasure In 1972, in the course of excavations on the site of an ancient settlement of Dalverzin-tepe archaeologists found a buried treasure of gold objects weighing about 36 kg and dating to the 1st century A.D. From the depth of centuries The Dalverzin-tepe settlement site is situated in Shurcha District, Surkhandarya Province, in the fertile Surkhandarya Valley. Its …

Cotton - Child of sun

Cotton is the most widespread natural fiber in the world. Over 190 million people in more than 80 countries dedicate their lives to cotton-picking, and another 60 million work at enterprises processing raw cotton into fabric and producing its sub-products. Among the wood-carved columns in the Juma Mosque in the city of Khiva, there is one that represents cotton. Many people are puzzled by it because …

Noble Bukhara

Today millions of tourists travelling all around the world in search of impressions do not even think that a couple of centuries ago a journey from Europe to the mysterious cities of the East – Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand – took a few months full of hardships and perils. Moreover, it was practically impossible for an ordinary traveler who was not an official representative of his state …

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