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Namesabina
Date2011-02-07
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MessageSince olden days Baku, its oil, “a burning soil” have been known far beyond its borders. The Medieval written sources related to Baku invariably refer to “the eternal flames” in its vicinities. One of the first to report about them at the beginning of the V century was Byzantine Prisk Paniyski who, while describing the cities of Caucasian Albania, mentioned the place where “the flame rises out of the reef”. The Arabian historian al-Balazuri also informs of oil and salt in Shirvan in 754. With the spread of Islam in the region beginning from the IX century Baku is mentioned in the written sources of Arabian geographers and historians as a small, but a developed feudal city. Invariably there are sources of white and dark gray oil in Baku. Caravans came here for oil from all parts of the Middle East. Slavonic, Khazar, Byzantine, Chinese, Iraqi, Syrian, Kenyan, Venetian, Iranian, and Indian tradesmen arrived in Baku. Being located in the intersection of trade routes Baku was always in the focus of attention of foreign invaders fighting for the influence in the region.


Namesabina
Date2011-02-07
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MessageNoteworthy is the Latin inscription of the 80s-90s of our era found at the foot of the mountain of Boyukdash in Gobustan which runs, “The time of Emperor Domitianus Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Lucius Julius Maxim, Centurion XII of the Lightning Legion”. And the name of the settlement of Ramana or Romana in the vicinity of Baku perhaps also speaks of the Roman troops’ stay in Apsheron in the I century. The Roman troops’ distribution in Gobustan indicates the presence of a large settlement or city in the vicinity, which might have been Baku at that time towards which the Roman troops must have made for.

The archeological excavations carried out in the city of Baku and its vicinities prove the existence of the settlement here before our era. The archaic pre-Zoroastrian burial places found in 1888 during the digging of the foundation pit of the base of the former Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the place of an old Muslim cemetery speak of the city’s ancient origin too. In the foundation pit were found ancient burials in the form of stone boxes in several rows one above another, also a tomb in the shape of a big tendir (fireplace) the contents of which were six or seven human skeletons in half-seated position. There were clay bowls of an irregular shape in front of the skeletons. This was a family tomb going to the times of the tribal system of the society.


Namesabina
Date2011-02-07
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MessageThe history of the city of Baku goes back to the great antiquity, though the exact date of its rise is not known up to now. The territory of the Apsheron Peninsula where the city is situated enjoys a favourable geographical position, a convenient bay, a warm, dry climate, a fertile soil, natural minerals, and therefore the emergence of the ancient settlements here is quite natural. The district of Gobustan is to the southwest of modern Baku by the Caspian Sea. Here in the vast space were pastured numerous herds of animals the images of which are fixed on the rocks of the neighbouring mountains. The pictures dating back to 8 milleniums reflect different hunting scenes, ceremonial and ritual processes of the ancient dwellers of these places.


Namesabina
Date2011-02-07
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Messagemy name is sabina.i am from baku.i am muslim.i am 25.i like martial arts of china korea and japan very much.i am your an old baku fun.i saw all your films.very cool!i wolud like to meet with you personally on my bithday-the 13th of april. smilie smilie smilie


Namejamie
Date2011-01-21
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MessageA really entertaining site thank you very much. Have been a fan since early-mid 80's. Love your site. Any idea/info about SK sword? They are very elusive.Any info regarding their history?Would love to know more about them.Thank you for work gone into this site. best wishes jamie


Namemontezuma cantu
Date2010-12-24
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MessageI have seen ALL his movies along with his childrens when they were tiny and extremely good.

Ernie Reyes impressed me., but unlike Sho's boys they were impressive. I began teaching my boy at 2.5 years in 72 thats about when I saw Lee's boy
and later I had never been impressed by any
one as with Sho Kusogi, I hope to one day be able to meet and have dinner with this true martial artist! I have had only two that I admire; Hidetaka Nishiyama and Sho Kusogi, I see we are almost the same age, he is a little younger, but I am better looking (ha,ha) God Bless Kosogi and family and Merry Christmas

Montezuma Cantu Sr


Namemontezuma cantu
Date2010-12-24
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MessageI have seen ALL his movies along with his childrens when they were tiny and extremely good.

Ernie Reyes impressed me, but unlike Sho's boys they were impressive. I began teaching my boys at 2.5 years in 72 thats about when I saw Sho's boys
and Bruce lee's I had never been impressed by any
one as with Sho Kugogi, I hope to one day be able to meet and have dinner with this true martial artist!

Montezuma Cantu SR


Namejeremy dreyer
Date2010-10-16
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MessageI love Sho Kosugi !! I think he's the greatest martial arts actor that has ever lived.What makes his movies great is the fact that he is a true life Ninja even though his characters are fiction- characters he portrays the true art of the Ninja in his movies.I saw Revenge of the Ninja way back in the 80's and have probably watched it ten thousand times but to me it still is the BEST movie EVER(along with pray for death!!!).I honestly think I must be the greatest Sho Kosugi fan in the world, with all due respect to the rest of you.I have read, about two years ago,that Sho,my inspiration in the art of Ninjutsu,was going to make this movie called ''Return of the Ninja'' but have not heard anything of it ever since.Does anyone know if this is still in the pipeline?I really do not hope that Ninja Assassin will be the last Sho Kosugi movie, especially since he played the character of an evil Ninja.In Revenge of the Ninja Sho has said ''It's a common misunderstanding that the Ninja were all evil but not accurate!! I so much want him to make another Ninja movie that will portray the true essence of Ninpo (The Ninja way of life) like he did in Revenge of the Ninja and Pray for death.It is really so sad that in this world hundreds of ''Ninja'' movies were made but only Sho Kosugi's movies are the real deal.I wish Stephen Hayes had also made Ninja movies.Or it would have been great to see the two of them in a Ninja movie together fighting alongside each other to punish evil! I love Sho !


NameEric Graff
Date2010-09-12
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MessageI have been a big fan of Sho Kosugi all my life. I have seen all the Ninja films he did in the 80's. My favorite is "Pray for Death" hands down. Mr. Kosugi showed a lot of humanity in the part and the fight scenes were great. The villains were pure evil and got what they deserved. It was a nice surprise after all these years to see him in Ninja Assassins, looking in top form as always and turing in a superb performance. I am 34 now, and I was about 8 or 9 yrs. old when I saw "Revenge of The Ninja". I used to watch his movies on HBO back then with my friends. I own most of his movies on DVD. I hope to see much more of him in the near future. Sho Kosugi is the greatest Master Ninja of them all!


NameDirk
Date2010-08-18
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MessageHi, thank you for your Top-Site here. Plase go on. Best Regards.
Dirk


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