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 Taklamakan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Taklamakan (also Taklimakan) is a desert of Central Asia, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
Later, the Taklamakan was inhabited by Turkic peoples.
Starting with the Tang Dynasty, the Chinese periodically extended their control to the oasis cities of the Taklamakan in order to control the important silk route trade across Central Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taklamakan   (386 words)

 Taklamakan - Wikipedia
Viele archäologischen Spuren sind durch die Trockenheit gut konserviert.
In Europa gerät die Taklamakan das erste Mal 1888 (laut manchen Quellen 1889) ins Blickfeld.
Aufgrund ihres Klimas war die Taklamakan lange Zeit unzugänglich.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taklamakan   (961 words)

 Encyclopedia: Taklamakan
Khotan or Hotan (Uyghur: خوتەن/Hotǝn; Chinese: 和田; pinyin:, formerly: Simplified Chinese: 和阗; Traditional Chinese: 和闐; pinyin:) is an oasis town and a prefecture in the Taklamakan desert that was part of the southern silk road.
Loulan (樓蘭;; pinyin: Lóulán) is an ancient town founded in the second century BC on the north-eastern edge of the Taklamakan desert.
The White Jade River is a river in the Taklamakan desert of China.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Taklamakan   (1538 words)

 :: TAKLAMAKAN :: O nas ::
MGOK "TAKLAMAKAN" działa na podstawie statutu, który określa strukturę, cele i zadania Ośrodka oraz podstawy prawne jego działania.
MGOK TAKLAMAKAN opiera swoje funkcjonowanie i rozwój na zaangażowaniu i rozwoju osobistym swoich pracowników.
Dyrekcja MGOK TAKLAMAKAN rezygnuje ze ścisłego kontrolowania pracowników i stosowania procedur wymuszających określone postępowanie, preferując twórcze rozwiązywanie problemów oraz pracę opartą na odpowiedzialności, samodzielności i inicjatywie pracowników.
www.wfooiu.taklamakan.pl /o_nas.htm   (263 words)

The Taklamakan Desert was one of many obstacles facing Silk Road travelers, and caravan routes were obliged to skirt it along its northern or southern rim.
The basin is 1500 km in length from east to west, and 600 km north to south, with a typical elevation of 1000 meters in the center.
While the Taklamakan is not the largest desert in the world, it is one of the most inhospitable owing to the fineness of its sand--which give poor traction to vehicles and works its way into even the most carefully protected equipment.
southport.jpl.nasa.gov /reports/finrpt/Logan/logan.htm   (2424 words)

 World Peace Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Tarim River gathers its water from the Kunlun Mountains in the south, the Pamirs in the west and the Tian Shan Mountains in the north, and flows in an eastward arc along the northern edges of the Taklamakan, an ancient inland sea, toward the salt marshes of Lop Nor.
In another boat-shaped coffin in the mound near that of the female corpse was a wooden human figure, also wrapped in a wool blanket, buried with a bow, arrows and a straw basket.
The ancient oasis towns on the fringes of the Taklamakan Desert have all yielded abundant archaeological evidence of a thriving Buddhist culture, with monasteries, temples, stupas, Buddhist scriptures, sculptures and art.
www.wpherald.com /storyview.php?StoryID=20050114-103518-7200r   (1949 words)

 Silk Road Tour - Packages
Taklamakan Desert: With a total area of 337.6 thousand square kilometers, Taklamakan lies in the center of the Tarim Basin, it is the scond largest desert on the earth just next in area to the Sahara Desert in Africa.
This is a day you can enjoy fabulous views of the Taklamakan Desert while we driving the Desert highway crssing the heart of the taklamakan desert.
Thanks to the desert highway which made the crossing the Taklamakan Desert a soft adventure, the highway is built recently due to the rich oil resources found this region.
www.silk-road-china.com /taklamakan.htm   (558 words)

 The Infinite Matrix | Richard Kadrey | The Silk Road
Of the three documented research expeditions that have landed on Taklamakan and the two salvage vessels that followed, all have ended in the same tragic way.
The fact that all who've died on Taklamakan have left behind enormous and often inexplicable fortunes to their heirs is taken by many as a sign of these mystical bargains.
While Taklamakan was an object of fascination in my youth, a century later, few remember it.
www.infinitematrix.net /stories/shortshorts/kadrey26.html   (869 words)

 Taklamakan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Some references state that Taklamakan means "if you go in, you won't come out" while others state that it means "Desert of Death" or "Place of no return." "Makan" is a (A subfamily of Altaic languages) Turkic word meaning "place".
Later, the Taklamakan was inhabited by (A subfamily of Altaic languages) Turkic peoples.
Starting with the (The imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907) Tang Dynasty, the Chinese periodically extended their control to the oasis cities of the Taklamakan in order to control the important silk route trade across Central Asia.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/taklamakan.htm   (430 words)

 Taklamakan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Taklamakan is a desert of Central Asia, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
Some references state that Taklamakan means "if you go in, you won't come out" while others state that it means "Desert of Death" or "Place of no return." "Makan" is a Turkic word meaning "place".
Bruce Sterling has written a science fiction short story titled Taklamakan and set in this desert.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Taklamakan   (385 words)

 The Silk Road
But all along the edges of these deserts, at the feet of towering mountains to the north and south, trade cities were watered by spring runoff and monsoonal rains, and became key trading posts along the route.
Somewhere beyond the river was the dry salt marsh of the Lop Nor Desert to the north and east.
West was the greatest desert in all the lands he knew, the Taklamakan.
www.dharma6.com /html/the_silk_road.html   (747 words)

 Denis - Katzer | Taklamakan, China | Taklamakan/China 1995
One of the most incredible success stories of our "Great Journey" must be the passage through the largest adherent sand desert in the world: Death Desert, also called Taklamakan in Western China.
In the near future, I will make use of the category "Diaries Taklamakan" to issue an ample abstract of our book "Die große Reise an die Grenzen des Ichs" ("The Great Journey to the Limits of ones own Self") published in 1998.
The Death Desert was thus conquered by the smallest expedition ever, and in fact without any kind of supply from outside.
www.denis-katzer.com /uk/thegreatjourney/theroutesofar/taklamakanchina.htm   (252 words)

 Loulan — A Lost Kingdom in Taklamakan
To the east of the Niya ruins is another world-famous city ruins, that of the Loulan Kingdom, which was swallowed up by the shifting sands of the Taklamakan Desert some 1,400 years ago.
However, as the Taklamakan Desert inexorably expanded, all the kingdoms were gradually swallowed by the shifting sand dunes, which can reach a height of 250 meters.
However, be warned: the journey into the unforgiving wastes of the Taklamakan Desert is not for the faint of heart.
www.china.org.cn /english/travel/45241.htm   (852 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : The Imperial Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Nearly 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) across, east to west, and 400 kilometers (250 miles) from north to south, the Taklamakan's red-gold dunes tower as high as 100 meters (325 feet).
The ancient Chinese believed the desert was inhabited by demons and evil spirits which lured travelers to a thirsty grave; the modern Chinese use it for testing nuclear weapons.
The route south of the Taklamakan followed the foothills of the Karakoram range to the oasis of Yarkand, where it was joined by a feeder road from India, and continued east along the fringe of the Kunlun Mountains to the ancient jade market of Khotan.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198804/the.imperial.highway.htm   (2001 words)

 Denis - Katzer | Taklamakan, China | Taklamakan/ China 1995
Zu den wunderbaren Erfolgen unserer "Großen Reise" zählt die Durchquerung der größten zusammenhängenden Sandwüste unserer Erde, der Wüste des Todes, auch Taklamakan genannt, in Westchina.
In naher Zukunft werde ich unter der Rubrik "Tagebücher Taklamakan" einen umfangreichen Auszug aus unserem 1998 publizierten Buch „Die große Reise an die Grenzen des Ichs“ veröffentlichen.
Expedition durch die Wüste des Todes der Taklamakan.
www.denis-katzer.com /de/diegrossereise/bisherigeroute/taklamakanchina.htm   (200 words)

 The Most Important Findings of Niya in Taklamakan
The Niya River winds through the southern Taklamakan Desert for about 210 km and its head waters are fed by melted snow from the towering the Mount Kunlun, known was Nanshan Mountain in ancient times.
After three years of research and digging, archaeologists and scientists have unearthed eight tombs in the Taklamakan desert.
Through a string of oasis towns like Jingjue, camel caravans would cut across the Taklamakan Desert and carry goods from China to Central Asia from where they eventually found their way to Europe.
www.silk-road.com /artl/niya.shtml   (934 words)

 Detailed Reviews [Alquilbencil - 2002 - "From Serengheti To Taklamakan"] - ProgressoR
Alquilbencil (Spain) - 2002 - "From Serengheti To Taklamakan"
While the Eastern motifs are prevalent throughout both of La Presa (2) and From Serengheti To Taklamakan (5), they however, are rather different among themselves.
Of course, each of the tracks that are featured on the "From Serengheti To Taklamakan" album is filled with all the possible progressive ingredients and marked by the outstanding performance of all of the musicians who played on it.
www.progressor.net /review/alquilbencil_2002.html   (632 words)

 Animals Plants And Animals Of The Taklamakan Desert Definition Of Gobi Desert In An Online Ecyclopedia Or Dictionary
In the Taklamakan Desert, there are poisonous snakes and frequent sand storms, and inhabitantss have might harm the desert habitat or the plants and animals that live there.
The Taklamakan is a desert of Central Asia, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the.
In the Taklamakan Desert of western China, one of the.
animals.ciide.com /animalsTO2737.html   (973 words)

 SIR-C/X-SAR image of China's silk road
A composite SIR-C/SPOT image shows an area of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Sinjiang Province that is thought to contain the ruins of the ancient settlement of Niya.
It is located in the southwest corner of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Sinjiang Province.
This region was part of some of China's earliest dynasties and from the third century BC on was traversed by the famous Silk Road.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/mjff/silk_rd.htm   (321 words)

 Taklamakan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The name Taklamakan literally translated means if you go in you won't come.
It is the year 757, just after the An Lu Shan Rebellion shook the foundations of the mighty T'ang Empire in China.
Taklamakan: Aileler, egitimciler, toplum sagl¸g¸ ve güvenligi kurumlar¸ için uyusturucu madde kullanma(!) k¸lavuzu (Yeni seri)
www.freeglossary.com /Takla-Makan_desert   (286 words)

 The Road by Rickshaw Traveling through China
Biking through one of China's largest deserts by rickshaw is not easy, but it's an excellent way to see this remote region of the world.
Here in the Taklamakan Desert - a place known for wide-open spaces and violent sand storms – life is not taken for granted.
The Taklamakan Desert and Xinjiang, in general, is so remote that it is nearly impossible to reach.
www.goworldtravel.com /ex/aspx/articleGuid.ef87d499-f89a-4eed-a4b9-4a65c0c1a267/xe/email.htm   (2070 words)

 Taklamakan : The Land of No Return
And it was one of those moments on the cusp of time when Tando Ghazi Khan, a simple trader of tea and spice, leads a caravan to the edge of the great desert and becomes embroiled in the struggle that will decide the fate of an empire and shake all under heaven and earth--
Hoping only to garner enough profit to end his days as a trader, Tando and his men are captivated by the mystery of a strange and confounding map, and a quest that will lead them to the ruins of ancient, lost cities that once thrived in the heart of the Taklamakan.
As millennia passed, the steady hand of wind and water had slowly eroded the rocks, breaking them into boulders and stones and piles of bare gravel that tumbled down from the heights above, carried by a thousand streams and rivers that found their way into the basin with the turning of each season.
www.1stbooks.com /bookview/7905   (2083 words)

 Taklamakan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Blackmore, an adventurer and former British Army officer and adventurer, rose to the challenge when he learned that there had been no recorded successful crossing of China's Taklamakan Desert except by airplane.
And it was one of those moments on the cusp of time when Tando Ghazi Khan, a simple trader of tea and spice, leads a caravan to the edge of...
Schwermineralanalysen an Dünensanden aus Trockengebieten mit Beispielen aus Südsahara, Sahel, und Sudan sowie der Namib und der Taklamakan (Bonner geographische Abhandlungen)
www.freeglossary.com /Taklamakan   (286 words)

 Pedaling a Rickshaw in China's Taklamakan Desert
The Taklamakan Desert, also called The Desert of Death, is located in China's Xingjian Province.
The Taklamakan Desert and Xingjian, in general, is so remote that it is nearly impossible to reach.
His book about his adventures in the Taklamakan Desert, The Desert of Death on Three Wheels is currently under review for publication.
www.offbeattravel.com /taklamakan-desert.html   (1885 words)

 Graham's Other writings
Experts at the Desert Research Institute here say deserts occupy 15 per cent of China's total area and are growing at a rate of 1,000 square km (400 square miles) a year, largely because of neglect and the overuse of water resources.
China's biggest deserts are the Gobi, stretching along the northern border, and the Taklamakan in the far west where shifting sands are famous for having swallowed many cities over the past 2,000 years.
Chinese researchers visiting the Lop Nor area at the eastern edge of the Taklamakan in the early 1980s were shocked to find millions of bird carcasses littering the dry, lifeless landscape which until the early 1970s had held a large reservoir.
www.earnshaw.com /other_writings/content.cfm?ID=291   (719 words)

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