21 October 2007

They come, they go

Vestiges of Soviet socialist realist art remain in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, the ancient city in the Ferghana Valley on the border with Uzbekistan that celebrated its 3,000th birthday in 2000. The founding of Osh, a major crossroads on the Silk Routes, has been variously attributed to Adam of the Bible, the Prophet Suleiman and Alexander the Great. This mural is done in mosaic, a style more common in the settled cultures of Central Asia than in northern Kyrgyzstan, which has more nomadic origins.

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