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The tomb of Tamerlane / Timur - Gur Emir mausoleum in Samarkand

The tomb of Tamerlane / Timur – Gur Emir mausoleum in Samarkand

Dec 29, 11 • Central Asia, Samarkand, Uzbekistan2 Comments »
One of the main attractions of Samarkand is Gur Emir mausoleum. It is the mausoleum of the conqueror Timur (also known as Tamerlane) where his tomb is located.                The mausloleum is a part of Muhammad Sultan ensemble...
Samarkand - the capital of Tamerlane

Samarkand – the capital of Tamerlane

Dec 26, 11 • Central Asia, Samarkand, Uzbekistan4 Comments »
I have never really connected Smarkand with Uzbekistan. I knew it is there, but  when i think of Uzbekistan, i think about the Soviet Socialistic Republic of Uzbekistan. While thinking of Samarkand, which was the capital of Tamerlane Empire,...