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These Breathtaking Tentative World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan Will Blow Your Mind

These Breathtaking Tentative World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan Will Blow Your Mind

Prior to being declared an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cultural landmark or natural wonder must first be placed on what is known as the “tentative list.” This list serves as a sort of nomination process that allows countries to provide UNESCO with information on sites and properties that they feel are deserving of… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Rishtan’s Famous Ceramics

What You Need to Know about Rishtan’s Famous Ceramics

As one of Uzbekistan’s oldest forms of applied decorative arts, ceramics hold a special place in Uzbek cultural heritage. And while beautiful ceramic pieces have been made for centuries by artists all over the country, the vibrant heart of ceramics production in Uzbekistan is undoubtedly Rishtan, a historic small town in the Ferghana Valley not… Continue Reading

Spotlight on the Silk Road in the 21st Century

Spotlight on the Silk Road in the 21st Century

Considered by many scholars to be the first-ever global superhighway, the legendary network of ancient trading routes known as the Silk Road played an instrumental role in shaping our modern world. Connecting the Far East to Mediterranean Europe and encompassing a diverse array of regions in between (including present-day Uzbekistan), the Silk Road not only… Continue Reading

A Look at the Facts Behind 9 Myths about Cerebral Palsy

A Look at the Facts Behind 9 Myths about Cerebral Palsy

Founded by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva in 2004, the National Centre for the Social Adaptation of Children (NCSAC) provides much-needed care and support for Uzbek children with disabilities or developmental disorders. At the NCSAC, one of the most common conditions that is treated is cerebral palsy (CP). A brain disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination,… Continue Reading

7 of the Best Examples of Uzbekistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

7 of the Best Examples of Uzbekistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Through the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, adopted in 2003, UNESCO works to preserve and protect those aspects of cultural heritage that go beyond concrete objects that we can see and touch. According to UNESCO’s definition, Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) comprises a vast and vibrant body of traditions, knowledge, and living expressions… Continue Reading

9 Interesting Things You Don’t Know about Gymnastics Judging

9 Interesting Things You Don’t Know about Gymnastics Judging

You don’t have to be an expert to watch, enjoy, and be amazed by a world-class gymnastics performance, like Uzbek gymnast Oksana Chusovitina’s silver medal-winning vault routine at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. But you do have to be something of an expert to understand the process of judging and scoring these routines,… Continue Reading

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