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King Abdullah of Jordan's Cossack bodyguards on horseback. (Photo by George W. Hales/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 27th May 1947

King Abdullah of Jordan's Cossack bodyguards on horseback. (Photo by George W. Hales/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 27th May 1947

Tuguzhuko Kyzbech (Adyghe: ШэрэлIыкъо Тыгъужъыкъо Къызбэч [təʁʷəʐəqʷa qəzbakʲ], Russian: Тугужуко Кызбэч) (1777–1840) - a Shapsug nobleman and one of the most influential Circassian leaders during the Circassian War of Independence

Tuguzhuko Kyzbech (Adyghe: ШэрэлIыкъо Тыгъужъыкъо Къызбэч [təʁʷəʐəqʷa qəzbakʲ], Russian: Тугужуко Кызбэч) (1777–1840) - a Shapsug nobleman and one of the most influential Circassian leaders during the Circassian War of Independence

1846-1847 Georgian/Circassian Miquelet pistol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "The barrel is signed in both Russian and Arabic, suggesting that the pistol was made in Tbilisi in Georgia or Circassia, which were then under Russian control. Kubachi, the other major armsmaking center in the Caucasus, did not fall under Russian domination until the 1860s."

1846-1847 Georgian/Circassian Miquelet pistol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "The barrel is signed in both Russian and Arabic, suggesting that the pistol was made in Tbilisi in Georgia or Circassia, which were then under Russian control. Kubachi, the other major armsmaking center in the Caucasus, did not fall under Russian domination until the 1860s."

In Circassian music, there are several dances that are performed differently. Kafa is a piece that demonstrates the relationship between the Challa (male) and the Pshasha (female), which is built out of love, cooperation and strength.

In Circassian music, there are several dances that are performed differently. Kafa is a piece that demonstrates the relationship between the Challa (male) and the Pshasha (female), which is built out of love, cooperation and strength.

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