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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 8:54 p.m. PST

"Bactria is an ancient region of Central Asia, between the Hindu Kush Mountain range and the Oxus River (today generally called the Amu Darya River). In more recent times, the region also goes by the name "Balkh," after one of the tributary rivers of the Amu Darya.

Historically often a unified region, Bactria now is divided among many Central Asian nations: Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, plus a sliver of what is now Pakistan.

Two of its significant cities that are still important today are Samarkand (in Uzbekistan) and Kunduz (in northern Afghanistan)…."
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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member15 May 2018 12:17 a.m. PST

These days it's an antibiotic, I think. :)


Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 2:59 a.m. PST

It's south of Sogdiana.


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member15 May 2018 3:22 a.m. PST


I've been trying to remember the name of a 1960s(?) Hollywood movie that takes place in medieval Samarkand, right before the Mongols come a-knocking. I think there were some famous actors in it. At least a famous actress.

Does it ring a bell?

PS. It may have had a priest or scribe dressed like one of the Thulsa Doom's followers.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2018 5:17 a.m. PST

Omar Khayyam?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 9:41 a.m. PST



Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

I'm pretty sure it's what you find in a Petri Dish.

Timbo W15 May 2018 1:18 p.m. PST

Where the camels come from, one lump or two?

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member15 May 2018 9:55 p.m. PST

Hmm … Is there an overlap in their ranges now? Do the two ever breed and produce 1.5 lump young?

PS. I always forget the camel started off in the Americas. Funny creature.

EDIT Wow, I guess they can be bred and produce 1.5 humps:


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