Tag Archives: Uzbekistan

Timur the lame. The tyrant and his curse

If I ever get round to writing a history book on the great and often bloody names in nomadic history, Timur will have to feature quite prominently in them. Timur was born in the late 1320’s, his precise birthdate uncertain due … Continue reading

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The death of the Aral Sea

Once the fourth largest inland body of water in the world and half the size of England has over the last few decades almost totally disappeared. The Aral Sea sits in the middle of the Kyzylkum Desert fed by the … Continue reading

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