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31 05, 2017

Knotted rugs – Central Asian Economy

By |2017-05-31T09:39:30-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Economy|1 Comment

Pazyryk rug (ca. 300 BC) The world's first knotted rugs were probably made just south of the Caspian Sea in what is now northern Iran. They were all made of wool, and they used the same types of patterns that people were using to embroider on their clothes, or (if we believe Herodotus) [...]

31 05, 2017

What was the Silk Road? Central Asian Economy

By |2018-09-26T08:36:48-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Economy|0 Comments

Mongol herdsman Hunting wild animals The first people moved into Central Asia about 50,000 BC. They were probably following the big animals that they hunted for food and leather skins - the wild aurochs and the wild horse. The great grasslands of Central Asia were a good place for aurochs and horses, because [...]