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FACES OF UZBEKISTAN...the Search for Tamburlaine

November 26th 2021
I discovered Tamburlaine during uni swat vacs...'cos I was not a diligent student. I'd head into the Hunter Valley to the wineries as you do. That's how a love for the red wine of Tamburlaine grew...the vineyard that is. On their bottles his image...an emperor on horseback. On old maps was 'the Jewel of the Old Silk Road'...Samarkand...the capital of the 14th C Empire of Tamburlaine. ... read more
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Uzbekistani Flag Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more
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