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Xinjiang Historical Desert town, Hotan Yōtkan Old Town, 约特干, Tales of the One Thousand and One Nights in real life​


 
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Inshallah they will be liberated from their Chinese tormentors soon.

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Yōtkan Historic site​

Kingdom of Khotan​

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The Kingdom of Khotan was an ancient Buddhist Saka kingdom located on the branch of the Silk Road that ran along the southern edge of the Taklamakan Desert in the Tarim Basin (modern-day Xinjiang, China). The ancient capital was originally sited to the west of modern-day Hotan at Yotkan (traditional Chinese: 約特干; simplified Chinese: 约特干; pinyin: Yuētègàn).From the Han dynasty until at least the Tang dynasty it was known in Chinese as Yutian (Chinese: 于闐, 于窴, or 於闐). This largely Buddhist kingdom existed for over a thousand years until it was conquered by the Muslim Kara-Khanid Khanate in 1006, during the Islamization and Turkicization of Xinjiang.

Built on an oasis, Khotan's mulberry groves allowed the production and export of silk and carpets, in addition to the city's other major products such as its famous nephrite jade and pottery. Despite being a significant city on the silk road as well as a notable source of jade for ancient China, Khotan itself is relatively small – the circumference of the ancient city of Khotan at Yōtkan was about 2.5 to 3.2 km (1.5 to 2 miles). Much of the archaeological evidence of the ancient city of Khotan however had been obliterated due to centuries of treasure hunting by local people.

The inhabitants of Khotan spoke Khotanese, an Eastern Iranian language belonging to the Saka language, and Gandhari Prakrit, an Indo-Aryan language related to Sanskrit. There is debate as to how much Khotan's original inhabitants were ethnically and anthropologically Indo-Aryan and speakers of the Gāndhārī language versus the Saka, an Indo-European people of Iranian branch from the Eurasian Steppe. From the 3rd century onwards they also had a visible linguistic influence on the Gāndhārī language spoken at the royal court of Khotan. The Khotanese Saka language was also recognized as an official court language by the 10th century and used by the Khotanese rulers for administrative documentation.
 
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Yōtkan Old Town, 约特干, Tales of the One Thousand and One Nights in real life

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Inshallah they will be liberated from their Chinese tormentors soon.

Regards
Lol, you want them to turn into like Indian shithole towns and cities? Wherever you Indians live, you turn it into a garbage dump.
 
Wow, love the looks.

Takes me back to Assasins creed and Prince of persia time's
 
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