Monday, January 05, 2009

Abundance of Solomon Seals in Kyrgyzstan

Picture is courtesy of “retlaw snellac” from Flickr who shot it at Babur's House in Osh.  The decoration on this wall is full of Solomon seals, and what’s interesting here is the connection to King Solomon, since (as “retlaw snellac” mentions under the picture):

  1. There’s a legend that the city of Osh has been founded by Solomon or by Alexander the Great.
  2. In the center of the city is Solomon's mountain, which got its name in the 16th century because tradition has it that the prophet Suleyman was buried at the foot of this mountain.
  3. There is nearby a little cave with water drops coming from the roof called the tears of Suleyman.

Note: The population of Kyrgyzstan is mostly Muslim.