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سەمەرقەنتنىڭ ئالتۇن شاپتۇلى

In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch’ang-an. What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery…

(تېخىمۇ كۆپ…)