Most religious places in the world and what they're practicing--Middle East and Central Asia

These are the most religious places in the world (and what they're practicing)

Most religious places in the world and what they're practicing--Middle East and Central Asia

The Great Silk Road and following the footsteps of the Great Genghis Khan

The Great Silk Road and following the footsteps of the Great Genghis Khan

1992 Central Asia Ethnic Groups | Central Intelligence Agency | Flickr

1992 Central Asia Ethnic Groups | Central Intelligence Agency | Flickr

19th Century Ikat Textile / Central Asia, before 1883 / silk and cotton / V and A Museum

Ikat length

19th Century Ikat Textile / Central Asia, before 1883 / silk and cotton / V and A Museum

Map of Central Asia

Map of Central Asia

Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang  The Taklamakan Desert, also known as Taklimakan, is a desert in Central Asia, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. As one of the largest sand deserts in the world, the Taklimakan Desert covers an area of 330,000 square kilometers.It is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the south, and the Pamir Mountains and Tian Shan (ancient Mount Imeon) to the west and north. It is crossed at its northern and at its southern edge by two branches of the Silk…

Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang The Taklamakan Desert, also known as Taklimakan, is a desert in Central Asia, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. As one of the largest sand deserts in the world, the Taklimakan Desert covers an area of 330,000 square kilometers.It is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the south, and the Pamir Mountains and Tian Shan (ancient Mount Imeon) to the west and north. It is crossed at its northern and at its southern edge by two branches of the Silk…

The Silk Road was a vast system of trade routes that connected China with tas far as Rome.

The Silk Road was a vast system of trade routes that connected China with tas far as Rome.

Scythians were nomadic herders of the steppes north of the Black Sea. Their origin, just like their mother tongue, is essentially unknown. They were among the first nomads riding domesticated horses, which gave them tremendous mobility and power. From the seventh century B. C. they dominated the Eastern part of Europe by conquering most other nomads and agricultural tribes.

Scythians were nomadic herders of the steppes north of the Black Sea. Their origin, just like their mother tongue, is essentially unknown. They were among the first nomads riding domesticated horses, which gave them tremendous mobility and power. From the seventh century B. C. they dominated the Eastern part of Europe by conquering most other nomads and agricultural tribes.

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