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7 Days Inn Beijing Industrial University Pingleyuan Subway Station Beijing, China

Changsha 7 Days Inn Changsha Wu Yi Square Subway Branch in China, Asia

Shah i Zinda Necropolis, Samarkand, Uzbekistan #myhappytravels @whitestuff

Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of dom

Embroidered Square with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th century.  Eastern Central Asia, silk thread on silk

Textile with Animals, Birds, and Flowers

Embroidered Square with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late century Eastern Central Asia Silk thread on silk 14 x 14 in.

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…

Central City Square Dushanbe Tajikistan Central Asia

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Black Death wasn't spread by fleas! Only an airborne infection could have spread so fast and killed so quickly. The Black Death arrived in Britain from central Asia in the autumn of 1348, and by late the next spring it had killed 6 out of every 10 people in London. Such a rate of destruction would kill 5 million now. Surprisingly, the 14th-century strain, the cause of the most lethal catastrophe in recorded history, was no more virulent than today’s disease. The DNA codes match.

Black Death wasn't spread by fleas

Don Walker, an osteologist with the Museum of London, poses Wednesday with one of the skeletons found by construction workers under central London's Charterhouse Square.

Central City Square Dushanbe Tajikistan Central Asia

Central City, Central Asia, Wanderlust

Armenian architecture with view through arch of Mount Ararat in the distance, at the Hanrapetutyan Hraparak (Republic Square), Yerevan, Armenia, Caucasus, Central Asia, Asia

Armenian architecture with view through arch of Mount Ararat in the distance, at the Hanrapetutyan Hraparak (Republic Square), Yerevan, Armenia, Caucasus, Central Asia, Asia

Scythian Gold Double Dragon Torc Necklace from Central Asia (200 BC - 0)

Scythian Gold Double Dragon Torc Necklace from Central Asia (200 BC - 0)

Ceramic Detail, Sher Dor Madressa, Registan Square, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Central Asia

Ceramic Detail, Sher Dor Madressa, Registan Square, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Central Asia

CHINE The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan, Gansu Province, China; over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures are cut from the rock with over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began ca. 384-417 CE.  One of the string of Buddhist grottoes found in this area, lying on the crossroads connecting China and Central Asia; several of the sculptures appear to have Indian—and even SE Asian—features that could have come north via these N-S routes.

Huge Boddhisattva sculptures at Maijishan Gansu Province northwest China

three madrasas or religious schools in Registan square of Samarkand

Best Central Asia Tour - Highlights of 5 Stans

Silk Road Uzbekistan: Top 3 must-see: Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand - UNESCO World Heritage sights with rich history and culture

Kungrat Square Shields <br>Best of this type known to date.

ARTS - 12 October before the opening

In Afghanistan, alongside the Oxus River stand the remains of a forgotten 5,000 year old civilization.

Ruins from the Oxus civilization called Gonur Tepe. 400 years ago in Central Asia.

Suzani Embroidery: The Wertime Lakai Uzbek Large Embroidered Square 19th century

Lakai Uzbek Large Embroidered Square Suzani Size: x / x Region: Central Asia ? Lakai Item Type: Textiles Period / Date: century ? late - Structure / Technique: Silk embroidery on wollen broad cloth, silk ikat back

Details of Sher Dor Madrasah in Samarkand at Registan square. Travel Uzbekistan & Central Asia

Samarkand

Details of Sher Dor Madrasah in Samarkand at Registan square. Travel Uzbekistan & Central Asia

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