Anand Tumurtogoo

Snow and ice used to stay frozen all summer in Mongolia’s boreal forest, and nomadic herders’ reindeer rely on them to keep cool. Now the ice patches are melting, and archaeologists are racing to preserve the artefacts melting reveals.

The 6,000-year-old tradition of eagle hunting among Mongolia’s Kazakh minority had almost died out 20 years ago. The launch of festivals gave it a new lease of life, and a recent film about the sport raised its international profile

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