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Despite landmines and wars, the people of Nagorno-Karabakh say there’s something special about this area which encourages a long life. They claim that if Nagorno-Karabakh was recognised as an independent country it would have the highest rate of longevity in the world.
Few outsiders have been able to check the claim because of the threat of conflict but to illustrate the pint David suggested we stop at a graveyard.
Look at these two. This couple, well the first one lived from eighteen seventy-seven to nineteen seventy-five.
Is that seventy-eight? So a hundred and one and then eighteen eighty to nineteen seventy-five. So both of them were nearly a hundred. Look at that, there’s a
photo, a picture of them just there.
David was saying that he found a grave here once indicating that the person lived to be a hundred and thirty-six years old so we’re just trying to find it now.
So that’s a hundred and twenty. That person. This one. Eighteen twenty-two to nineteen thirty-seven. A hundred and fifteen.
The man lived hundred years, eighteen seventy-five, nineteen seventy-five and the woman eighteen eighty-five till now she’s alive. The wife.
She can’t be still alive.
Well come on, I, as I told you, Nagorno-Karabakh occupied the first place in former Soviet Union by number of people ageing one hundred and more years.
First place in former Soviet Union.
Do you seriously think that the, that the wife, the wife could still be alive? She would nearly be a hundred and twenty years old.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
But you think she could be alive.
People from all over Nagorno-Karabakh are buried here so even if she was alive she could be anywhere.