Kyrgyz history

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Kyrgyz history

The history of the Kyrgyz people and the land of Kyrgyzstan goes back more than 2,000 years. Although geographically isolated by its mountainous location, it had an important role as part of the historical Silk Road trade route.

See the videos here about the modern and the ancient history of the country.

In the 1960s, the Danish author Hans Scherfig visited with his wife Kyrgyzstan. In "At the Kyrgyz" he tells about his meeting with the ancient people. About the foreign culture, hospitality and the people's close ties to nature.

 

The people of the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan lived as nomads in the rugged landscape for centuries until the short-after World War I was confronted with modern civilization when the country became part of the Soviet Union.

 

Read Hans Scherfig's impressions here: In Danish

Questions on history?

1. What is the name of the main hero of the Kyrgyz history? Do we have a similar hero in Denmark?

2. What was the main sources of Kyrgyz civilizations during history? What was the main civilization?

3. When was the Kyrgyz Republic founded with its own constitution?

4. How many years was Kyrgyzstan a part of the Soviet Union?

 

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