Traditional hunting with falcons in Turkmenistan
The tradition and custom of hunting with falcons have left an indelible mark on the life of the people of Turkmenistan and are part of the nation’s spiritual roots. “Gushchy” is what falconers have been called in Turkmenistan since ancient times. Hunting with birds of prey is a pursuit for agile, daring, wise, and persistent […]
Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque in Anau (Anew)
A few kilometers east of Ashgabat, next to modern Anau, the administrative center of the Ahal velayat, lie the magnificent ruins of the Seyit Jamal ad-Din mosque. Once there was a complex consisting of four structures: the mosque itself, the buildings above the tombstone in front of the mosque, and two large buildings with high […]