Sunday, February 19, 2012

More Tombs....

'So how old is this tomb?' I asked the young boy in his early teens who was following us around this strange old graveyard on the Silk Route.
"It's really old, probably 1960s' he answered.

Strange really, it's not exactly the epitomy of 1960s Chinese communist architecture! To be fair to our companion that day, he was sadly ignorant of the rich, long history of his people and the ancient status that his town had occupied in centuries past.

The city of Yarkand sits on the Silk-route that skirts the southern edge of the Taklamakan desert in North West China.

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