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  1. Step back in time on Silk Road

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... to catch their breath and cartoon stories that would have been told along the Silk Road. You then reach Samarkand, the city of merchants, and learn how the people of the desert watered their crops. ...

  2. History-maker Part 15: Timur- The art lover who destroyed cities

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... a wife called Bibi Khanym. Timur ordered the building of the mosque himself to celebrate his victory over India. And women were wearing veils centuries before Timur was born! Amazing Samarkand Find words that mean the opposite of: separated, insignifi-cant, hated, created Samarkand city was built about 2,400 years ago. It lay on the Silk Road, the trade route that connected China ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping signs deals worth US$15b in Uzbekistan

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... Xi said. Xi president will also visit the ancient Silk Road town of Samarkand, where a Confucius Institute- China's equivalent to the British Council or the Goethe Institute- is expected to open. "I have long dreamt of visiting ancient Samarkand... and it is a great honour for me that President Karimov is accompanying me to his hometown," Xi said. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: Lonely Planet- Central Asia, by Bradley Mayhew et al

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by AUDREY SZE

    ... and home to archaeological remains dating back to the Bronze Age. Or visit the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan for some of the world's most breathtaking Islamic architecture lined ...

  5. Familiar, yet magically original

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand is the first book in a trilogy about a young boy training to be a magician. Does that sound familiar? Strouds' novel might be about ... But one thing leads to another and Nathaniel and Bartimaeus soon find themselves entangled in mayhem they can't control. The Amulet of Samarkand is an intelligent, funny and mesmerising novel ...

  6. Mysterious magical powers

    Posted Mar 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This highly enjoyable book is all about a young boy training to be a magician and the thrilling chaos he causes when his powers get out of control. Any comparisons with another series of books about a young trainee magician can be instantly dismissed because The Amulet of Samarkand thrills and intrigues on its own considerable merits. The story is told from two points of view, ...

  7. A question of faith

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Bain

    ... a bottle of Samarkand red wine in his hand. It's a rare reminder Uzbekistan is an Islamic country, at least in almost every regard except practice. If Bosnians have the unofficial title ... as exquisite as Pompeii's mosaics. It's in the west of the country that such images become commonplace, in cities whose names evoke the heyday of the Silk Road: Samarkand, Khiva, Bukhara. ...

  8. The Great Invention

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... of the world via the Silk Road. The famous Silk Road city of Samarkand was the first place outside China to have a paper mill in 751 AD. Samarkand is northwest of Kashgar in Xinjiang in what is today ...

  9. News - China

    For China, Crimea lessons must be heeded

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by Philip Bowring

    ... Persian and Turkic of men from Merv, Bukhara, Samarkand and Kashgar revolutionised astronomy, mathematics, medicine and other disciplines, after drawing from Greek, Persian, Indian and other ...

  10. Trade body to create bank

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 'It will be profit-making and fund projects like roads, pipelines and railways, like one from Xian to Samarkand via Dunhang, Urumqi and cities on the old Silk Route.' The leaders ...




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