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or Altay
, geologically complex mountain system of central Asia; largely in the Altai Republic, Russia, and in Kazakhstan, but extending into W Mongolia (where it is called the Mongolian, or Gobi, Altai), and into N China.
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The Kazakh steppe, which covers about a third of the country and stretches from the River Volga in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east and from the plains of western Siberia in the north to oases and deserts of Central Asia in the south is characterised by large areas of grasslands and sandy desert.
You are the descendants of those Mongolian Turks that came to the Armenian highlands from Altai Mountains of Mongolia and conquered those lands.
The legend of the gold-guarding griffin, for example, sprang from tales first told by Scythian gold-miners who, passing through the Gobi Desert at the foot of the Altai Mountains, encountered the skeletons of Protoceratops and other dinosaurs that littered the ground.
James added: "Without them supplying us with a formidable tent those nights in the Mongolian Altai Mountains would have been significantly more unpleasant.
She and Tepfer worked together for many years in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia.
Human Planet (BBC1, 8pm) Tonight we are high up in the Altai mountains of Mongolia, with the Kazakh hunters, who have forged an unusual relationship with golden eagles the men have trained tto catch foxes.
In the Altai mountains, in the far west, Berik had to take an eagle chick from its nest and then train the eagle to become the family's hunter.
Francfort is head of a French archaeological team based in Central Asia who played an important part in excavating the Kurgans -- or frozen tombs -- of nomadic Scythian tribes in Siberia's Altai mountains.
Francfort is head of a French archaeological team in Central Asia that played an important part in excavating the Kurgans, or frozen tombs, of nomadic Scythian tribes in Siberia's Altai mountains.
An extraordinary collaboration over 15 years, the project represented by this book is associated with an initiative by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre to identify and preserve (and address threats to preservation) the natural and cultural wealth of the Altai Mountains region along Mongolia's borders with Russia and China.
Altai Region" in "Archaeology and Landscape in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia," University of Oregon Libraries, http://mongolianaltai.
The distribution of Steppe eagles ranges over much of Central Eurasia to the Altai Mountains found in Tibet.