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barren women offerings

In Konye-Urgench, outside Dashoguz, there is a hill known as barren hill. If women had been married for a year or more without conceiving, it was believed they could climb this hill (it's only a few meters high, maybe 20 steps to climb it) and leave an offering so that they would conceive. Most of the offerings were small cradles with babies in them or tiny beds.

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Taken on November 13, 2006