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Cities of the Dead

The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan
by Margaret Morton
Univ of Washington Pr

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 107 pp.
Size: 11.50 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9780295993980
TB Code: 1904356
Availability: 431 in stock

Architecturally unique, Kyrgyzstan’s dramatically sited cemeteries reveal the complex nature of the Kyrgyz people’s religious and cultural identities. Often said to have left behind few permanent monuments or books, the Kyrgyz people in fact left behind a magnificent legacy when they buried their dead.

Traveling in Kyrgyzstan, photographer Margaret Morton became captivated by the otherworldly grandeur of these cemeteries. Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan collects the photographs she made on several visits to the area and is an important contribution to the architectural and cultural record of this region.