The peoples of Central Asia
In Central Asia in the first Millennium BC were rich region located along the river valleys of Syr-Darya, the Zerafshan, Kashka Darya, Amu Darya, Murgab, Tejan. These were agricultural oases, cultural life which rested on an artificial irrigation based on removing channels from the rivers originating in the mountains. In the neighbourhood of the oases in the steppes the nomads lived in different tribes.
Here lived a population of Iranian origin — the Sogdians along the rivers Zerafshan and Kashka-Darya, Khorezm — in the lower reaches of the Amu-Darya, Bactrians to the South from the Amu-Darya, — belonged to the people, mentioned since antiquity.
Depending on the farmers was agricultural population, hardworking farming oases, where along with the wheat and barley were cultivated cotton, rice, grapes, mulberry and fruit trees.
There was a writing (many of the documents in the Sogdian language came to our time). Transit trade was strengthened cultural links with Western Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, India, China, which resulted in the distribution in the cities of Central Asia, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Buddhism. In 60-ies of VI century BC in the steppes of today’s Kazakhstan has developed a powerful Empire of nomads-Turks, Continue reading
Sexual traditions of different peoples
How often it happens that you are in another country or even another continent and am amazed at how different traditions people have. This applies to literally everything: manners to greet, to talk, to eat, to take care of loved ones. But even more interesting to learn about their traditions in terms of sexual relations.
In Micronesia, in many tribes women, before having sex with a man should arouse himself. For this they need the stinging ants. They release on a few dozen ants, and when the girl’s body crying out in pain, it is believed that it is the right time to have sex.
For example, if in Australia you will see that the two guys at the meeting touching sex members from each other, do not worry. In this way they Express the cheer and joy that met.
Very strange tradition originated in South Africa . Here it is tested the groom. Before taking to wife his beloved, he should have sex with her mother. And, not once, but as long as you need to prove that he is quite independent and will be able to create a family. Quite a strange tradition, isn’t it? In addition, before “meet the mother” the groom undergoes a complete body check from his future father-in-law. It checks healthy teeth, skin, Continue reading