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"...the melons in Akhsi are excellent. One type, called mirtimuri, is not known anywhere else in the world. The melons of Bukhara are famous, too, but when I took Samarqand, I had melons brought from Akhsi and Bukhara and had them cut open in a gathering; the one from Akhsi was incomparable" - Babur, the Baburnama
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