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Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, Bukhara
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Admire the peculiar multilayered architecture of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, a landmark shrine. Built in the 9th century, the mausoleum was envisaged as a family crypt for Isma'il ibn Ahmad Samani, who embraced Islam and established the Samanid dynasty, breaking off from the Abbasid Caliphate. A perfect baked-brick cube covered with a dome, the mausoleum is elaborately ornamented with various geometric shapes on the interior, featuring some characteristic Zoroastrian elements from Sogdian and Sasanian traditions. Located next to a manmade pond, the building houses the simple brick tomb of Isma'il Samani. A visit to Ismail Samanid Mausoleum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bukhara tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This mausoleum is in the Park of an amusement Centre, has a floor area of 10 x 10 m and a height of 10 m and on this cube is a hemisphere. These walls are 2 m thick and 10 small openings send light into the die. The cube has on all 4 sides of inputs. The mausoleum dating back to the 10th century
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  • magnificent as all the ancient buildings, you can touch history here. and it is really fascinating that this mausoleum was not destroyed! 
  • This mausoleum was different than the others as it's made with brick and stone arranged in beautiful geometric patterns on the inside. It's a small space, but the detail in the architecture is worth m...  more »
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  • An incredible building highlighting the region's transition from Zoroastrianism to Islam by displaying elements of both religions in its architecture.
  • Beautiful
  • One of Uzbekistan's most ancient buildings, the Ismoil Samoniy Maqbarasi in Bukhara dates from the early 10th century.
  • Очень красиво!
  • By were buried well preserved. Beautiful brick decoration decorative tile but, even if it sees until when tired. I think it is worth seeing screnci of the inside is very beautiful, so.
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