Photo of the day Turkmenistan Ashgabat Sculpture Monument

Remembering a tragic event

In 1948, a devastating earthquake struck Ashgabat razing the city to the ground with estimated casualties equivalent to almost 10% of the Turkmen population at the time. A gigantic sculpture consisted of a bull holding the Earth from which the mother with a golden child, presumably president Turkmenbashi himself, was erected in a memory of this tragic event.

Credit: Konstantin Novaković (Serbia)

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