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GökTürkçe (KökTürükçe): KökTürükçe Kelime Örnekleri

GökTürkçe (KökTürükçe): KökTürükçe Kelime Örnekleri

An Ottoman calligrapher's tools, 19th century

An Ottoman calligrapher's tools, 19th century

This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about 3,000 years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants. He’s among a group of mummies found in the Tarim Basin dating from between about 1900 B.C. and 200 A.D. I’ve wanted to write about them for a while. I recently watched China’s Secret Mummies, a National Geographic video available on the Penn Museum’s…

This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about 3,000 years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants. He’s among a group of mummies found in the Tarim Basin dating from between about 1900 B.C. and 200 A.D. I’ve wanted to write about them for a while. I recently watched China’s Secret Mummies, a National Geographic video available on the Penn Museum’s…

Mahmud Kashgari's map of the Turkic world from the late 11th century. North is on the left. The thick orange lines are mountains. Green is water.

Mahmud Kashgari's map of the Turkic world from the late 11th century. North is on the left. The thick orange lines are mountains. Green is water.

Miniaturuist Levni, The Surname, 18. century (festival circus)

Miniaturuist Levni, The Surname, 18. century (festival circus)

Göktürk

Göktürk

Ottoman Tales Charles Folkard

Ottoman Tales Charles Folkard

"Uighur woman shaman dancing what became known as the "Soghdian Whirl," from Xinjiang, central Asia. (Soghdia was what is now called Uzbekistan.) This whirling dance with robes fluttering appears in paintings and glazed tomb tiles over a sizeable region of central Asia." From Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives

"Uighur woman shaman dancing what became known as the "Soghdian Whirl," from Xinjiang, central Asia. (Soghdia was what is now called Uzbekistan.) This whirling dance with robes fluttering appears in paintings and glazed tomb tiles over a sizeable region of central Asia." From Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives

central asia bazaars

central asia bazaars

World's Best Preserved Mummies - I had not read about some of these before. Mallory was particularly interesting.

World's Best Preserved Mummies

World's Best Preserved Mummies - I had not read about some of these before. Mallory was particularly interesting.

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