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Leírás:Unedited sequences from the journey of Roussos Koundouros in cenrtal Asia with reference to places passed by Alexander the Great.
1. EXCAVATIONS AT GORDIO
The ancient capital of the kingdom of Phrygia, in central Anatolia, near Sangarius River, about 100 km west of Ankara. The excavations, which began around 1900, brought to light finds from civilizations that flourished in the Bronze Age, as well as finds of Phrygian, Greek and Roman origin. In 334 B.C., Alexander the Great sliced through a knot that was impossible to come undone, the famed Gordian Knot. It had been prophesied that whoever loosed the knot would become ruler of all Asia.
(GORDIO - ANATOLIA, 2/7/1963)
10. THE KADAHAR MARKET PLACE
Trade city in south Afghanistan, whose population, for the most part, belongs to the Pashtun tribe. It is speculated that the city derived its name from Iskandar, which is Persian for Alexander the Great.
(KADAHAR - SOUTH AFGHANISTAN, 20/8/1963)
11. CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY IN KABUL, CAPITAL OF AFGHANISTAN
Afghanistan was declared independent after the third Anglo-Afghan War (1919) under the terms of the Rawalpindi Agreement, in August 1919.
(KABUL - AFGHANISTAN, 24/8/1963)
12. THE SMALL & BIG BUDDHA IN THE BAMIYAN VALLEY
The Bamiyan Valley stretches under the Hindu Kush Mountains, northwest of Kabul. The small (36m) and big (53m) Buddhas date from the 3rd - 5th century A.D. and were destroyed by the Taliban on the pretext of being pagan monuments, in spring 2001.
(THE BAMIYAN VALLEY - AFGHANISTAN, 28/8/1963)
13. THE BLUE MOSQUE AT MAZARI SHARIF
A holy city in the Balkh Province, in north Afganistan. The Blue Mosque, also known as "The Temple of the Chosen One", is the city's landmark. It was built for Caliph Ali, Prophet Mohammed's cousin and son-in-law. There is a legend that doves arriving at the Mosque turn into stars 40 days later.
(THE BALKH PROVINCE – NORTH AFGHANISTAN, 28/8/1963)
14. THE fFILM CREW AT A RICE MILL IN DOSI
Shots of the crew at a rice mill in Dosi, in the countryside of north Afghanistan.
(DOSI - NORTH AFGHANISTAN, 31/8/1963)
15. EVERYDAY SCENES IN KABUL
Shots of every day activities at Kabul River
(KABUL - AFGHANISTAN, 3/9/1963)
16. A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN NURISTAN
A region in northeast Afghanistan. The name means "the land of the enlighthened", as its inhabitants were the last be converted to Islam in 1896. In earlier times, the greater area, extending into Afghanistan and Pakistan, was called Kafiristan (land of the infidels), which now belongs to Pakistan.
(NURISTAN - NORTHEAST AFGHANISTAN, 6/9/1963)
17. KHYBER AND LOWARI PASSES
The Khyber Pass (53km) links Afghanistan with north Pakistan, while the Lowari Pass (3km) lies in Pakistan and stretches along the River Chitral. The Khyber and Lowari Passes are geostrategic locations where many historic battles were fought. Alexander the Great crossed the Khyber Pass in 326 B.C. on his way to India.
(KHYBER AND LOWARI - PAKISTAN, 9/9/1963)
18. ROUSOS KOUNDOUROS IN THE VILLAGE OF CHITRAL
The small village of Chitral lies to the right of the homonymous river, in Pakistan. Shots of Roussos Koundouros talking with a young local. Close-ups of the young man that illustrate his beauty.
(THE VILLAGE OF CHITRAL - PAKISTAN, 9/9/1963)
19. KAFIRISTAN. A CREW AND CARAVAN EN ROUTE
A caravan and crew en route from the Himalayas to Buburet Valley, in south-west Pakistan.
(THE VILLAGE OF CHITRAL - PAKISTAN, 11/9/1963)
2. MEVLANA MAUSOLEUM
The Mausoleum of Mevlana or Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1274) is in Konya (formerly Iconium), a historic city in North Asia Minor. Mevlana is regarded as one of the most important figures in Sufi's Islamic mysticism. His teachings do not relate to orthodox Islam, but to love and generosity between peoples and religions. He was also the founder of the Mevlevi order, also known as the "whirling dervishes".
(KONYA – ASIA MINOR, 6/7/1963)
20. KAFIRISTAN. LOCAL DANCE IN THE VILLAGE OF BRUN, IN BUBURET VALLEY
Local dance from women and young girls playing jacks in the village of Brun, in Buburet Valley. The beauty of the women from the tribe of Kafir is the stuff of legend.
(KAFIRISTAN – THE VILLAGE OF BRUN -PAKISTAN, 12/9/1963)
21. KAFIRISTAN. TEMPLES AND LOCALS IN THE VILLAGE OF BRUN
A temple and locals in the village of Brun. It is possibly a temple for Kafir worshippers.
(KAFIRISTAN - THE VILLAGE OF BRUN -PAKISTAN, 12/9/1963)
22. TAXILIA. THE ANCIENT CITY OF BIR-MUNT AND BUCHEPHALUS' GRAVE
A city between the Indus and Hydaspis Rivers, north-west of Rawalpindi, in Pakistan. The ancient city of Bir-Munt was built by the Achaemenidae. The horse of Alexander the Great, which is said to have died of old age, was probably buried in the ancient city of Buchephlus, built by Alexander the Great in its honour, between Rawalpindi and Lahore.
(TAXILIA. THE CITY OF BIR-MUNT - PAKISTAN, 18/9/1963)
3. A CAMP IN THE VALLEY OF GOREME
The valley of Gioreme (known as Korama in Greek) is in the heart of Cappadocia. The volcanic composition of the terrain creates lunar landscapes with overhanging rocks and favoured the construction of cave dwellings. A lot of proto-Christian churches and monasteries have been curved in the rocks.
(THE VALLEY OF GOREME - CAPPADOCIA, 10/7/1963)
4. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE AT MT. NEMRUT
Mt. Nemrut rises to 2150m in the province of Antiyiaman, in southeast Turkey. In the Hellenistic period, Antiochus (69-36 B.C), king of Syria and the greater area under the rule of the Commagene Dynasty (80 B.C. – 72 A.D.), made 4 heads of gods, merging elements from the ancient Greek and Persian religions, with reference to the Roman transmutation.
(MT. NEMRUT - TURKEY, 14/7/1963)
5. PALAEOLITHIC, HELLENISTIC, PERSIAN AND ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS AT BYBLOS
The ancient city of Byblos is in Lebanon, about 35km north of Beirut. It is regarded as one of the oldest, uninterruptedly inhabited cities of antiquity. It is speculated that this flourishing city of ancient Phoenicia derives its name from the ancient Greek word for papyrus, as it must have been a papyrus trade hub.
(THE CITY OF BYBLOS - LEBANON, 28/7/1963)
6. WALL PAINTINGS AND BAS-RELIEFS AT TAQ-E BOSTAN
Caves in southwest Iran, in Kermanshah Province. The caves are decorated with bas reliefs and wall paintings from the Sassanid Dynasty (224-651A.D.) founded by Artaxerxes.
(TAQ-E BOSTAN - SOUTHWEST IRAN, 5/8/1963)
7. THE OLD GATE OF TEHRAN
It is speculated that the so-called Old Gate of Tehran was built in the 19th century, when the Kayar Dynasty was in power.
8. ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY LOCAL MUSICIANS AT PAHLAVI
Pahlavi is a small town in Golestan Province, in north Iran. It was named after Shah Reza Pahlavi, king of Iran (1941-1979).
(GOLESTAN PROVINCE – NORTH IRAN, 12/8/1963)
Mashhad is a holy town in Horasan Province, in southeast Iran, along the border with Afghanistan. The shots show illustrated scenes from Darius' death and the battle of Alexander the Great with the dragon, taken from "Shahnama", the Persian epic written by Ferdowsi (925-1025 A.D.). They also show two members of the documentary film crew with a Persian who sports a tattoo on his hand featuring the head of Alexander the Great.
(MASHHAD -SOUTHEAST IRAN, 14/8/1963)
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