50 Something about the history of the mountains “LIGHT“
The first mention in the historical literature of the mountains of light dates back to the 10th century AD. In the writings of Narhashi.
Mountains "Light" they got their name in the days of Arab rule. How did the mountains build up before? Nobody remembers. But in the same mountains there are also old extensions, Lake Tangri. But there are many Arabic names in the most remote from the steppe roads, mountain gorges and passes.
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One of these names are "Rabaty" spread out over the ridge. In the days of the Arabs, they served as caravanserais and mountain outposts. But he crossed the border between the Arab Caliphate and the steppe.
Now for the most part only toponymic names have been preserved from them, but in some places you can still find individual stone ruins. Alas ... no one can seriously take on their restoration, and you could create a good tourist route. But...
In the mountains of "Light", rather even the southwestern extremities of the ridge, the graves of Arab soldiers on guard at the border have been preserved. Times 7-8 centuries. There is now a National Park.
If we talk about the influence of empires on Small-An, then these were the Persians, Greeks, Chinese, Arabs, Mongols and Russians, Turks. Other great empires of the 19th century only indirectly exerted their influence - the French, Germans, Austrians, Japanese.
In the 20th century after the first world war in Small Ahn, there were many foreigners - Belgians, Hungarians, Italians, Austrians, Germans, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Japanese. Some left to live in this country. The last descendants of which went into another world in the 80s of the last century.
Since the 15th century, there have also been settlements in Small An, including Abisins, Persians, Greeks, earlier even Arabs, Mongols, Chinese, Hindus, Afghans, Bulgarians, Kashgars ...
After the Second World War - Japanese, Germans, Italians, Romanians, Americans.
There were American professors in mathematics, a boxing trainer who created their own schools, and went into another world in the 70-80s of the last century.
Still in the countryside south of the Svet Mountains, Persian and Arab villages have been preserved. True, the Arabic language is very different from modern. Residents of the villages speak old Arabic, which was supplemented by local dialects. According to scientists, the Arabic language that is in those villages corresponds to the language in the 8-11 centuries of our era. And Persian - 16-18 centuries.
For example, the Persian word "Darya" is translated from them as a sea and not a river.
Trade routes, caravanserais, fortifications, customs points, wells, underground reservoirs are still preserved in places in the form of ruins and place names.
This is a very interesting topic that needs research.