July 17 - what a holiday today
17 July is the day, when began the history of Russian aviation. In 1916 on this day the Russian pilots won a major victory in the air battle, which took…

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5 amazing cities, built from scratch in the twenty-first century
Not only the 20th century was marked by massive building of cities and sites in the 21st century, the process continues, showing the world the young, sometimes wonderful city. We…

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The Most amazing animals of the planet

In continuation of exploring the amazing plants of the planet are acquainted with the equally amazing animals of our planet. Unfortunately, many of them have become extremely rare, and in the near future our descendants will only be able to see in the photo .

The frilled Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)

This amazing animal lives on dry plains of Central Argentina, overgrown with prickly bushes and cacti.

Reconozca (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

This mammal of the group of prosimians of the family reconozco can be found on the island of Madagascar.

The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)

The legs of the wolf envy of any fashion model. Due to such long limbs height at withers this dog may reach 90 centimeters. This animal inhabits the steppes South America, and long legs help a wolf to see over the grass surrounding landscape.

Deep-sea octopus found at depths up to 6 km.

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National traditions in Karakalpakstan: wedding, birth of a child

The Karakalpaks and other peoples of Central Asia, have their own customs and traditions. Many of them are rooted in antiquity and originated in the pagan cultures of the Saka nomads, the Pechenegs, the Oghuz. Of course, most belong to the later Islamic culture, but at the same time retain some elements of pagan cultures.

The Karakalpaks have unique customs and rules of conduct on family and community meals, which are strictly followed so far. Like most Eastern Nations, Karakalpaks eat food, according to tradition, sitting on the floor around a tablecloth or tablecloth. Solid food is eaten with the fingers, the broth is served separately in a bowl or Cup. Before the meal pour water on the hands, and then give water to drain with hands. Not supposed to shake the water off the hands after washing, because the spray can get into the food. According to the custom of the first starts are senior in age or position a family member or guest. When the house came the guest, was served with sour milk or buttermilk. The custom of drinking tea began to spread in Karakalpakstan, as well as throughout Central Asia, only by the early Continue reading

Iran and Central Asia in ancient times. Natural conditions and population

Iran is a vast plateau, Central part of which is barren desert with a pronounced continental climate. More conducive to the development of the economy and culture of the oases located along surrounding the highlands of the mountain ranges and irrigated by small rivers and streams. In the North of the plateau rises a system of Elbrus. To adjoin the Turkmen-Khorasan mountains, a Northern branch of which passes on the territory of Central Asia and is called the Kopet-Dagh. From the West and the South-East highlands protect the Zagros and South-Iranian mountains. In ancient times on the slopes of all these mountains were green with rich forests, yielding timber wood. On the elevated areas barley grows in the wild and is still found mountain goats and sheep. In most parts of Iran, agriculture requires irrigation, the use of all water resources small rivers, running down from the mountains and streams, and even seasonal streams. Relatively well provided with water southwest of Iran in Khuzestan, where the rivers karok language and Cerha, and the dry subtropical climate and fertile soil enable us to obtain large yields. Of minerals other than oil, in ancient times, almost not used, there are deposits of copper, iron and silver.

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