PIC QUIZ ROUND 6 (Where is this? What happened there?)

During my research, I find out many cities in Kazakhstan had changed names, some more than once.
Is the the name you’re looking for still the same today?

yes and no. The name was changed several times, and the latest two names refer to the same person.

Do you need a hint?

Hint 2: the horses are in the southern part of the country.

Turkistan, then?

Throughout most of the medieval and early-modern period it was known as Iasy or Shavgar and after the 16th-17th centuries as Turkistan or Hazrat, both of which names derive from the title ‘Hazrat-i Turkistan’, which literally means “the Saint (or Blessed One) of Turkistan” and refers to Khoja Akhmet Yassawi, the Sufi Sheikh of Turkistan, who lived here during the 11th century CE and is buried in the town.

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иә! (or ha!)

Btw, I found people got some real prizes for this kind of quiz back then on this forum.

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Back when?

Back then.

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let’s update the LB


:grapes: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ DR MILKER (:1st_place_medal: :1st_place_medal: :1st_place_medal: :1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :three::six::four:)
:red_square: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ RICKROLL (:1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :3rd_place_medal: :one::seven::seven:)
:zimbabwe: :zambia: :vanuatu: :turkmenistan: :sao_tome_principe: :bangladesh: :maldives: :madagascar: __ __ GEAJVOP (:one::two::two:)
:zimbabwe: :zambia: :vanuatu: :turkmenistan: :sao_tome_principe: :bangladesh: __ __ __ __ HANNES (:2nd_place_medal: :one::one::one:)
:zimbabwe: :zambia: :vanuatu: :turkmenistan: __ __ __ __ __ __ SLAWA (:four:)
:zimbabwe: :zambia: :vanuatu: :turkmenistan: __ __ __ __ __ __ TANDO (:six::two:)
:zimbabwe: :zambia: :vanuatu: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ KAVALAN (:three:)

My turn:

  1. Misery
  2. Agony
  3. Torment
  4. Affliction
  5. Desolation

Name the church for a bonus point.

Fun times!


BTW, I didn’t know you were a fan of Buzkashi!

If I’ve been paying attention, that’s how I should reply it:



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But I feel desolated now, cause I thought I was getting this one… :eek:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Desolation has to do with the name of the place where the church is, but not with the church’s name.

Notre-Dame des Vents

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Desolation Sound

You are on fire, @tando!

Located at Kerguelen Islands, also known as the Desolation Islands

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