Kamar-taj home to sorcerers and mystics


Kamar-taj is quite fascinating for the people who watched the movie Dr. Strange.

Kamar-Taj first appeared in Strange Tales (July 1963) and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The name "Kamar-Taj” was created later in Doctor Strange stories as the country's backstory was fleshed out as "a hidden land high in the Himalayas” and the homeland of Doctor Strange's mentor, the Ancien.

Kamar-Taj is a Fictional isolated community in the Himalayas near what is now Tibet. Kamar-Taj has long been home to sorcerers and mystics. It is the main home of the Ancient One and the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth.

Ancient History
Over 500 years ago, the man who would one day become the Ancient One was born in Kamar-Taj. With his friend Kaluu, he discovered the power of magic but the two friends disagreed on how to use it to protect their village. Kaluu sought to conquer neighboring villages and build a large empire. The two cast a spell eliminating sickness, disease and age from Kamar-Taj and shortly afterwards Kaluu was crowned king by the villagers under Kaluu's mind-control spell. The Ancient One tried to stop Kaluu and in their battle the village of Kamar-Taj was wiped out. Kaluu was banished to an alternate dimension. The Ancient One left Kamar-Taj and traveled the Earth for centuries, battling evil creatures, gaining the Amulet of Agamotto and the Book of the Vishanti.