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Iskander Kul

Iskander means Akexander (after Alexander the Great) in Tajik and Kul stands for lake
Odyssey in the Fan Mountains

July 19th 2007
...as I wrote you, my little bath had an influence on my onward journey... So after the nice evening in the small Tajik village, I prepared myself to get up around 9 o'clock, as the bus to Iskander Kul was meant to leave around 11 from the city. That night I couldn't really sleep well and you can imagine my surprise when I was woken up at 5 in the morning...."we have to go!!!" WHERE? WHY? Every ... read more
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Tajikistani Flag The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bolshevik control of the area was fiercely contested and not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan beca... ... read more
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19th September 2010

Iskander Kul
Dear Mathias I browsed your photos with extreme great interest and anxiety when I found it on the web. Fyi, I am doing a research on Alexander the Great and I have also finished scrutinizing all ancient maps and Holy Books of the 3 religions which mentioned Alexander and few ancient travellers' log books including Marco Polo. All the maps shown different places of wall of Gog and Magog and funnily ALL are not plausibile if I cross-check with their respective writers' Holy Book except for 1 writer. In fact, all the location info inside the internet are misleading and not accurate at all. I personally believed that the wall is somewhere in the ranges of where Iskandar Kul is. My question is, do you have anymore photos, that you can upload here and any other info. about what you saw or hear from the local about this place that could help me. I am planning to go to Uzbek/Tajik in June 2011 for this personal expedition, Of course anyone can join me if they are interested. I need to finalize a bit more on my research before i go, though I can almost tell on the google earth at which peak it is. Please do not hesitate to contact me shoud at the above email if you have any question. thanx Feruz

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