Uzbekistan

 

Uzbekistan

 

Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia, north of Afghanistan.

While the Republic of Uzbekistan may be a relatively new country, its cities and people have a history dating back more than a thousand years.

Uzbekistan, literally Land of the Uzbeks, is a melting pot of races. The Uzbeks are predominately Turkish, but they have been significantly influenced through the immigration of both Persian and Mongol races.

 

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Fast Facts About Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan
  • Population: 28,661,637
  • Capital City: Tashkent
  • Climate: Mostly mid-latitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semi-arid grassland in east
  • Time Zone: UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
  • Language: Uzbek language
  • Country Code: +998

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Bukhara, the Noble City-where bloodthirsty rulers descended

When Genghis Khan and his bloodthirsty Mongolian warriors approached Bukhara’s mud-brick walls, the inhabitants found themselves, literally, between a rock and a hard place: Defend the city for a shah whom they loathed or swing open the gates with the hope of being spared the sword by the self-proclaimed “Scourge of God.” They chose the […]

Bukhara: A Fabled Desert Oasis Along the Silk Road

Bukhari men dressed in goat-hair robes and wearing embroidered skullcaps, walk past street vendors. When Genghis Khan and his bloodthirsty Mongolian warriors approached Bukhara’s mud-brick walls, the inhabitants found themselves, literally, between a rock and a hard place. Defend the city for a shah whom they loathed, or swing open the gates with the hope […]

Bukhara, the Noble City—where bloodthirsty rulers descended

Bukhara, the Noble City—where bloodthirsty rulers descended

When Genghis Khan and his bloodthirsty Mongolian warriors approached Bukhara’s mud-brick walls, the inhabitants found themselves, literally, between a rock and a hard place: Defend the city for a shah whom they loathed or swing open the gates with the hope of being spared the sword by the self-proclaimed “Scourge of God.” They chose the latter and their prayers were quickly dashed, as Genghis Khan announced from the pulpit of a musalla: “If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Bukhara soon found its men butchered, its women raped, its treasures stolen, and its mud-brick walls in flames.

Trekking the Silk Road-the ancient history of Uzbekistan

US$1 equals 29,816 Uzbekistan som While the Republic of Uzbekistan may be a relatively new country, its cities and people have a history dating back more than a thousand years. I had read where Marco Polo pitched camp in the Ferghana Valley while on hunting trips with Genghis Khan. And Alexander the Great crossed the […]

The Kalta Minor minaret (Guyok Minar / Green Minaret) is visible in the right in Itchan Kala, which is the walled inner town of the city of Khiva, in Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trekking The Silk Road—The Ancient History Of Uzbekistan

While the Republic of Uzbekistan may be a relatively new country, its cities and people have a history dating back more than a thousand years. Marco Polo pitched camp in the Ferghana Valley on hunting trips with Genghis Khan. And Alexander the Great crossed the mighty Oxus River so he could challenge King Darius to battle. The race for empire in Central Asia brought English explorers to the ancient cities of Bukhara, Samarkand, and Khiva. What attracted these men? Our exploration took three weeks and brought us across a vast land that included the legendary Silk Road and into the Ferghana Valley…

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