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However, these calculations are for years beginning in spring, while the Yavanas, Bactrian Greeks, certainly used the Macedonian calendar as their native calendar, so their year certainly started in the autumn.
Hermaios lived in history, and so did his wife Kalliope; he reigned over a fragment of the original realms of the Bactrian Greek kings, which once had stretched from the borders of present Iran east to the Jumna (with raids by Menander as far as Patna) and north to the Oxus; under Hermaios only the Kabul valley with its surrounding mountains and the area around Peshawar on the far side of the Khyber Pass remained, though there were times when his dwindling army pushed west to Kandahar and east to Taxila to relieve the pressure of the encroaching Parthians and Kushanas.
The slow encroachment of human activity has affected the migration routes and habitats of the Bactrian camel, Capra Ibex, Panthera Uncia and other endangered animals.
THEY'RE BAC: Two Bactrian camels graze at the circus beside the Ennis Road, Limerick; Picture:BRENDAN CROWE
It is estimated that no more than 660 wild Bactrian camels, Camelus bactrianus ferus (Figure 1), and possibly as few as 500 survive in China.
Ultimately, about 120 dromedary (one-humped) and Bactrian (two-humped) animals were brought over from the Middle East and Africa for the short-lived Camel Corps.
And, discovered only in 1979, the Bactrian Gold, excavated at Tilla-Tepe and which included over 20 000 items from the first centu ry AD that had been used by the elite of a now obscure Greek-influenced civilization.
Here is a small herd of Bukharan red deer (also known as Bactrian wapiti), their languid behavior offering little clue as to the fate of their kin in central Asia.
Winter temperatures in the deserts where the Bactrian camel live can be 40 [degrees] F below zero.
It was by all accounts a remarkable and moving affair, featuring as it did massed bands, sheep, corgis, jockeys, Dick Francis, Norman Wisdom, Bactrian camels and, of course, plenty of Wombles dressed as guardsmen.
Now restructured into two acts with an intermission, Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut takes a bolder, more in-depth look at Alexander's (Colin Farrell) life and his relationships with his mother, Olympias (Angelina Jolie), his father Philip (Val Kilmer), his lifelong friend and battle commander Hephaistion (Jared Leto), Roxane, his ambitious and beautiful Bactrian wife (Rosario Dawson), and his trusted general and confidant Ptolemy (Anthony Hopkins).
Eleven of them are on individual languages--namely, the extinct Bactrian and Sogdian and the living Persian, Talysh, Ossetian, and the Pamir group--while two draw on several Iranian languages.
Surveillance among camels was also initiated in response to anecdotal reports of signs of respiratory illness in Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianuS).
You can choose which animal you want to adopt from this list: White Rhinoceros, Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Cheetah, African Lion, African Elephant, African Wild Dog, Humboldt Penguin, Bactrian Camel, Bengal Tiger, Hippopotamus or Bengal Tiger.
He is one of the key keepers who hid from Taliban, the keys to the vaults where some of the museum's greatest treasures were hidden, including the Bactrian Hoard, a collection of exquisite gold and silver artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.