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This postage stamp, issued on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Slovakia and Mongolia, depicts archaeological findings from the 8th century related to falconry. This specific way of hunting was popular with the Turkic aristocracy that lived in that period in Mongolia and also on territory of Slovakia.  Falconry is the Mongolian national sport and from 2016 has been included in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage lists. However, Slovakia has also been remarkably successful in international competitions devoted to falconry, which are usually dominated by Asian champions. In 1891, the Russian scientist N. M. Jadrintsev discovered a...

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