A transporting account of the people, landscapes and challenges of life in westernmost Mongolia. The author -- who spent a year in village of Tsengel teaching English -- is attuned to the diverse ethnic mix of the region with its dominant population of Muslim Kazakhs, Mongol Halkhs and Altai Tuvans. She also explores outside the village with the nomadic herders of yaks, camels. goats and sheep.
Must see #ancient_egypt_documentary about description and origins of the weapons used by the Ancient Egyptian army. (pinned from http://history-mystery-documentary.blogspot.com/2014/07/ancient-egyptian-weapons-and-battles.html)
#Egypt captivates us like few other #ancient_civilizations, but what was it like to actually live there as an ordinary person 3,500 years ago? Join a fascinating journey in search of people like us, not the great Pharaohs but the ordinary people who built and populated this incredible ancient civilization, creating a remarkable way of life and an extraordinary way of death. (pinned from http://history-mystery-documentary.blogspot.com/2014/07/ancient-egypt-life-and-death-in-valley.html)
This intimate look at rural Mongolian life was a collaborative effort between author and photographer Liza Carter and a nomadic Mongolian family living on the steppe. Through spring, summer, winter and fall, Carter's personable prose and excellent photography capture the people's daily lives, in many ways still untouched by modernity. Interesting sections include the building of the traditional hut (or "ger"), the milking of horses, polo and wrestling matches and the national Nadaam…
The second novel in the trilogy by Tschinag who has become a major voice in world literature. The Tuvan shepherd boy Dshurukawaa is torn between a deep interest in shamanism and the pressures of a boarding school that attempts to rid Tuvan of their language, traditions and spirituality. Tschinag is a Tuvan chief and his trilogy is rooted in the oral traditions of the Tuvan people and their epics.
A new edition of Becker's enlightening, wide-ranging portrait of Mongolia and its people. A journalist based for many years in Beijing, he mixes travel, interview, history and astute commentary on issues facing modern Mongolia, including his travels among the camel herders of the Southern Gobi and with the Buryatia and Tuva of neighboring regions of Russia. Originally published in 1992 as The Lost Country, Mongolia Revealed.