Rock paintings from 12,000 years ago [Battle Trip/2019.12.01]

Rock paintings from 12,000 years ago [Battle Trip/2019.12.01]


– Yeah, you have to sign up ahead of time. / – Yes. Huh? Hello. My goodness! – Hello. / – My goodness! He spoke Korean! – My name is Hussein. / – Hussein? Hussein. – Gosh! / – He’s so good at Korean! – His pronunciation… / – That’s great! My gosh! He’s so good at Korean. That’s great! You’re the guide that I hired for today? – Yes, to Gobustan… / – Right, right. I’ll be your guide to the mud volcano. Wow! What a relief! How are you so good at Korean? – I lived in Korea for about a year. / – 1 year? – Let’s keep talking in the car. / – Really? – Euni, he’s better at talking than I am. / – Yeah! He’s so fluent. – This is amazing. / – This is great. Gobustan is 56km away. 56km? – Thank you. / – Wow, this is great! Korean has been available as a major in Azerbaijan since 1994. Today is Hangeul Day in Korea. Oh, really? – Yes. / – Congratulations. He congratulated us. Thank you. We celebrate the day Hangeul was made. This is so meaningful. In this far country. To your left, you should see them drilling for oil. – Wow! / – Wow! – Holy cow! / – Wow! Euni! They’re drilling for oil right now. – It’s land of fire. / – Yes. They’re drilling for oil. Azerbaijan is famous for oil. Oil, natural gases, iron ore, copper and gold. He’s so good at Korean… – When he explains. / – He’s such a good talker. I think you should work on Korean TV. Maybe you can promote me when you go back. (He’s an ambitious man) I guess you can’t do much farming here. What kind of crops do you grow? We grow wheat and cotton. No wonder the bread is so good here. I think it’s good that you met Hussein, Euni. Because Euni always has so many questions. I’m always curious. She wants to know everything. And you can answer all her questions. When it was just Euni and Sook… – The questions would lead to a fight. / – Yes. – Now Hussein can help. / – He was great. His explanations were great. I noticed gas is really cheap here. 0.6 manat? – No, that’s for diesel. / – Oh, diesel. – You have trains here too? / – Yes. The trains transport oil. You sure know a lot. Koreans always ask a lot of questions. At first, I used to just make stuff up if I didn’t know. – He made stuff up! / – He lied. That’s so funny! – I started doing research at home. / – Oh, I see. Other clients will ask anyway. Because someone will ask again. We’re reaping the benefits of your research. I shouldn’t lie to people anymore. (Hahaha) – He was the perfect guide for Euni. / – Yes. He had an answer to all of my questions. We’re here! Gobustan. Gobustan. Wow, we’re here. Gobustan is a really meaningful place. It kind of looks like Cappadocia, Turkey. Yes, you’re right. They have rock paintings from the Old Stone Age. There are 12,000-year-old paintings. 12,000 years old? “Gobu” means rock or boulder. And “stan” means country or place. So it’s a place with a lot of rocks. The place is called Gobustan. So it’s called Gobustan. (Gobustan has over 6,000 rock paintings) Look how flat the rocks look here. It’s because this place was discovered by chance in 1930 by a stone-cutter. In 1930? So there are drawings here? You can see some drawings over there. Wow! That’s not just a doodle. That’s been there for 12,000 years? Yes. That’s a drawing from the Old Stone Age. It’s 12,000 years old. – And it’s still preserved? / – Yes. Just seeing it on screen gave me the chills. It’s the shape of an animal. It’s not even similar… I see an animal with a tail. – A cow. / – It’s really a cow. It’s drawn so well. The topography is still here. We’re just used to seeing a lot… – Right. / – Of reenactment… – Right. / – With hieroglyphics. But this is way before that. Right. You were sleeping earlier, so you didn’t hear this. (Embarrassed) – The waters of the Caspian Sea… / – Listen to him! – You told him, didn’t you? / – I did not. I guess you don’t do much farming here. (Once again, Euni had so many questions today) Why is there a big crowd over there? – How cute. / – He even explained that. He explained everything. (Hussein is like an encyclopedia) She passed out. (She fell asleep while he was explaining) Euni lost. – You win, Hussein. / – That’s so funny. You were sleeping earlier, so you didn’t hear this. The waters of the Caspian flowed here. The salt content naturally eroded the nature. Back during the Old Stone Age or Bronze Age, it was fine. This looks amazing. You can see the shape of people up there. – Is that a doodle? / – A drawing of people. They’re dancing. (Chills) So many drawings like this. – Gosh, chills. / – Isn’t this interesting? This is really interesting. – Isn’t that a doodle? / – It’s dancing people. You’re right. Their feet are like this. The people of Azerbaijan still do this dance. – We call it Yalli. / – Yalli? You hold hands and do this dance at weddings… – And traditional performances. / – Really? Wow, amazing. There aren’t just a few drawings. – They’re everywhere. / – Yes. Oh! What’s that? Euni! – What’s that? / – It’s fun to spot them. That’s a boat up there. It’s a boat and those little notches represent the people on the boat. That’s a boat? So even back then, they made boats big enough… – To hold around 20 people? / – Yes. – A deer! / – Yes, that’s right. – A deer! / – A deer! – A person on a horse. / – A person… Oh… If I ever went to that place when I was still in school, I’d be a lot more interested in world history. – Everything seems so different. / – Naturally… – I would’ve studied more about it. / – Right. There were small drawings and huge ones of cows. There were so many other animals too. A pregnant woman… There was a drawing of a person with a gut… – “What’s that?” / – We thought it was Junhyeon. But it was drawing of a pregnant woman. – Finding them was fun too. / – So detailed. This place is amazing. So that’s the end of the Gobustan tour. Now, we’re going to the mud volcano. Mud volcano. Okay, let’s go. (Sook’s filial trip) – That’s really exciting. / – Isn’t the volcanic mud hot? You’ll find out soon. – Really? / – Yes. (30-minute drive to the mud volcano) That’s the biggest mud volcano in this area. – There’s a mud volcano here? / – Yes. – Really? / – Up there. – Up there? / – Interesting. (No entry fee to see the mud volcano) Wow, the wind! It’s a windy city. – That’s why it’s the city of wind. / – I’ll fly away. Wow! – Look at the rocks flying. / – Seriously. Those little rocks hit in you in the face! They really hit you? The hat! My hat! (The wind is like a warzone here) We get to see Sook with the flying hair. I haven’t seen that in a while. (They can’t see from the sand storm) My face stings! Sook! – It’s that bad? / – It’s insane. – You weren’t exaggerating? / – Not at all. Wow, this wind… – The city of wind… / – This is Baku! This is Baku! The city of wind. – Wow… / – My legs aren’t trembling now. My legs aren’t trembling there. I’m standing up just fine. My legs aren’t trembling now. My legs aren’t trembling now. My legs aren’t trembling now. I’m standing just fine. (So funny) Just think of this as a mud facial. You can touch it? Yes, sure. You can even take some in a jar. (You can take some with you) – This is good for your skin? / – Yes, it is. – So interesting. / – I bet it’s hot. Hey! Stop that! (She wants to let Euni touch it first) Hey! Stop that! – It’s really cold. / – It’s cold? – It’s cold. / – It’s cold. (Their first time touching a mud volcano) It’s so smooth! It’s alive! – Isn’t it interesting how it bubbles? / – It really is. (Gently) (Wiping) (The happiness inside, the joy inside) I thought I was touching the ground. But I touched your hand. We came all the way here… – You want to take some? / – Yeah, I should. Wow, you can take some with you? Some people take some with them. – They put it on their faces at home. / – That’s great! Because you can’t really wash up here. You do it. – Later… / – You do it. (This isn’t much different from earlier) Let’s come back for this next time. (Their third try already) – It’s flying away. / – I wanted to get some. – It won’t go in. / – Put it in the hole! It was too windy. Put it in the hole! (The wind keeps blowing the mud) She couldn’t get it in the hole. (Let’s just take what we have…) It was really hard but we got some. Let’s take a photo. How? Here. (Sook’s left hand is still clean) (Acting excited) Euni, I can’t see the mud. – Where are you going? / – To get the volcano in. Lower your head. 1, 2, 3. (The wind pushes her!) The wind was so strong! I wasn’t playing around. Unfortunately, that’s the only photo we took there. I barely managed to take that photo. Hussein, is it always this windy here? No, it’s not usually this windy. This is just bad luck. Bad luck? (You can wash up at the nearby lake) That was fun. (Touch your skin, Euni) My skin doesn’t feel dry. It feels moist.

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