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Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan - Margaret Morton
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Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan
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A Kyrgyz cemetery seen from a distance is astonishing. The ornate domes and minarets, tightly clustered behind stone walls, seem at odds with this desolate mountain region. Islam, the prominent religion in the region since the twelfth century, discourages tombstones or decorative markers.... show more
A Kyrgyz cemetery seen from a distance is astonishing. The ornate domes and minarets, tightly clustered behind stone walls, seem at odds with this desolate mountain region. Islam, the prominent religion in the region since the twelfth century, discourages tombstones or decorative markers. However, elaborate Kyrgyz tombs combine earlier nomadic customs with Muslim architect
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780295993980 (0295993987)
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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