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Pamirs and the source of the Oxus
George Nathaniel Curzon Marquis of Curzon
|Statement||by George N. Curzon.|
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No need to pre book, please buy tickets at the door. Bill Colegrave tells the story of his search through wartorn Afghanistan for the real and ultimately surprising source of the Oxus River, through the notorious and mostly unexplored Wakhan Corridor to the Pamir Mountains. The Oxus, that vast central Asian river that rises somewhere in the Afghan Pamirs, has fascinated explorers for centuries. Its name gives us the land of Oxiana. Yet few Europeans had set eyes on Author: Matthew Leeming.
The marauder Obaidallah crossed the Sita River (aka Kabul River) and made a raid on Kabul in only to meet with defeat and humiliation. Vincent Smith, in Early History of India, states that the Turkishahiya dynasty continued to rule over Kabul and Gandhara up until the advent of the Saffarids in the ninth century. ON ANCIENT TRACKS PAST THE PAMIRS SIR AUREL STEIN THE KINDLY invitation which my valued friend, the Editor of The Himalayan Journal, recently addressed to me has come at a time when response is made difficult by manifold tasks claiming my attention in the short interval between travel in my old Central Asian field and a fresh journey on very different ground.
Karakoram is a Turkic term meaning black Central Asian traders originally applied the name to the Karakoram Pass. Early European travellers, including William Moorcroft and George Hayward, started using the term for the range of mountains west of the pass, although they also used the term Muztagh (meaning, "Ice Mountain") for the range now known as nates: 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E / °N . Fringed by the two great rivers of Central Asia, the Oxus and the Jaxartes, Tajikistan can boast not only of breathtaking mountain scenery, but also 3, years of history. The land where Alexander the Great fought desperately against the Scythian nomads, his most formidable adversaries, Tajikistan is an ancient cradle of Persian culture.
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Royal Geographical Society, London. Reprint: Elibron Classics Series, Adamant Media Corporation. ISBN (pbk; ISBN (hbk). Gordon, T. The Roof of the World: Being the Narrative of a Journey over the high plateau of Tibet to the Russian Frontier and the Oxus sources Country: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
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Reprint: Elibron Classics Series, Adamant Media Corporation. ISBN (pbk; ISBN (hbk). Gordon, T. The Roof of the World: Being the Narrative of a Journey over the high plateau of Tibet to the Russian Frontier and the Oxus sources Coordinates: 38°35′39″N 75°18′48″E / °N.
The Pamirs and the source of the River Oxus – George Curzon; The Roof of the World – T.E. Gordon; A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus – John Wood; The best book on Tajikistan Beyond the Oxus – Monica Whitlock.
An absolute gem, this is the best book to introduce you to Tajikistan’s turbulent last years. Whitlock builds the. • The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus-- years on, Lord Curzon’s report to the Royal Geographical Society, written inremains the best guide book to the area in terms of detailed information regarding passes, rivers and access.
It is available in its original, but has also been republished (however, without the valuable map) by. This branch was considered by many geographers as the main Oxus stream, and Lake Chakmaktin, at its head, was by them regarded as the Oxus source.
At the foot of the Sarez Pamir stands the most advanced Russian outpost of Murghabi. To the north-east of the Alichur are the Rang Kul and the Kara Kul (or Kargosh) Pamirs.
A personal Narrative of a Journey to the Source of the River Oxus by the Route of the Indus, Kabul, and Badakhshan in I (London, ). Wood J., Journey to the source of the river Oxus. By Captain John Wood. New edition, ed. by his son.
The publication date is not stated, but the book is a revised reprint of articles from There is rubbing and bumping to the covers of the book with some foxing and tanning to the spine edge of the covers and the spine. There is light foxing to the front and back free. The Amu Darya (Persian: آمودریا , Āmūdaryā; Arabic: جيحون , Jihôn or Jayhoun; Hebrew: גּוֹזָן , Gozan), also called Oxus and Amu River, is a major river in Central is formed by the junction of the Vakhsh and Panj.
In ancient times, the river was regarded as the boundary between Iran and Turan. The author undertook two distinct journeys. The first was to the Indian frontier states of the Hindu Kush, the Pamirs, and the Oxus, and the second was to Afghanistan. The distance covered on horseback or on foot in the two was just short of miles.
In Afghanistan the Amir arranged horses for him along the route. The book is a description of the author's travel experiences. The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus by George Nathaniel Curzon.
Adamant Media Corporation, Paperback. : George Nathaniel Curzon. In JanuaryLieutenant Wood of the British India Navy (of all things), having crossed the Afghan Hindu Kush from Kabul, arrived at the Pyanj River at Ishkashim and followed it up to Langar where he proclaimed the Pamir River to be the main feeder, and thus Lake Zorkul (at that time named Lake Victoria) the source of the Oxus / Amu Darya.
The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus. Royal Geographical Society, London. Reprint: Elibron Classics Series, Adamant Media Corporation.
ISBN (pbk; ISBN (hbk). Gordon, T. E. The Roof of the World: Being the Narrative of a Journey over the high plateau of Tibet to the Russian Frontier and the Oxus sources.Reading books, travel books, book. Un testo vecchio stile, The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus di George Curzon è un classico pubblicato nel dalla Royal Geographical Society e recentemente ristampato in brossura da Elibron Classics.
È una miniera di affascinanti notizie sulla regione del Pamir. Elibron ha anche ripubblicato The Roof of the World () di T.E. Gordon e A Journey to.In a recent book Halfway House to Heaven about their expedition to the Afghan Pamirs inthey name a small stream as the Oxus' source. Back in the 19th century, at least four teams of Victorian adventurers competed to identify the river's source.
They came up with four different answers, which added a sense of mystery to the : Joyee Chan.