Pictures from Tuva.
The monument that marked the centre of Asia was constructed in
the Republic of Tuva (southern Siberia):
Location on the map.
Tuva occupies a region between Mongolian border in the
south and the Sayans mountains in the north. The capital city of
Kyzyl (population 80,000) is located
less than 1000km
far from Irkutsk at the junction of
two rivers, confluents of the
Images of Tuva is the site constructed by Steven Sklar.
It includes wonderful JPEG images from his trip to Tuva in June-July, 1995 and links to Khoomei (Tuvan Throat-Singing) page. Send your comments to Steven Sklar:
- You can find useful information in the
Alt.culture.tuva FAQ and travel
Journal of a Journey to Tuva by Silvia and Gerhard Auer
(they visited Tuva between July 18th and August 25th, 1995 ).
- Kerry Yackoboski (firstname.lastname@example.org) maintains the comprehensive archive
Friends of Tuva on
the WWW. His archive includes the list of questions/answers from
alt.culture.tuva and 4 photoalbums with hyper-links to JPG images from his Journey to Tuva in the summer of 1994. The size of JPEG images vary from 60Kb to 160Kb:
Kerry's Journey To Tuva, Part One.
Kerry's Journey To Tuva, Part Two.
Kerry's Journey To Tuva, Part Three.
Kerry's Journey To Tuva, Part Four.
GOLDEN GRIFFIN '95, the diary by Jeremy Pine (archaeology expedition
director). He writes: "Mongun Taiga, The Valley of the Silver Mountain
has been our focus the last two years, and it proves to have been a unique
culture here in Scythian times. A bridge, if you will, between the Altai
Peoples, and the Tuva-Mongolia Cultures. We call it The Silver Mountain Culture.
Golden Griffin are the first to explore this incredible territory and as well as
making numerous discoveries, and connections in the scientific sense,
just being here is a day to day adventure." E-mail comments via
Asian Arts Letter Board
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