Martin Bemmann martin.bemmann at URZ.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE
Fri May 29 06:54:49 UTC 1998

Sn. Subrahmanya schrieb:
> Just as an FYI:
> There was some very intersting news on the BBC today about
> Turkmen horses.
> It seems that these horses (heard it as ako teki ? ) are the
> finest in the world, and far superior to the Persian horses.

I didn't see the report but most probably you are refering to the famous
Akhal Teke horses, the *blood sweating* or *heavenly* horses adored by
the Chinese. There should be a vast literature on them. A short article
is available online at:
There is even an *akhal-teke-network* on the web ;)

Martin Bemmann

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