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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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  • I saw pictures of this building before I came to Central Asia and was fascinated by the perfection of the brick laying. After all the colour and massive scale of the numerous madrasas in Bukhara, I wa...  read more »
  • I went to Ismoil Samani Mausoleum after seeing the Ark fortress, borohausmosk, chashmoailleb Temple and the Samonids Recreation Park 1 km west of Ark fortress. This mausoleum is a small but are made of brick, was a very beautiful building. Both the tomb and the dome was made of brick. With a well was built in the 10th century it.
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  • This was built in the 10th century and is restain place of Ismail Ismail Samanid was the founder of the Persian Samanid Dynasty. It is detailed with 16 different styles of brickwork. This is a small m...  read more »
  • An incredible building highlighting the region's transition from Zoroastrianism to Islam by displaying elements of both religions in its architecture.
  • One of Uzbekistan's most ancient buildings, the Ismoil Samoniy Maqbarasi in Bukhara dates from the early 10th century.
  • 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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  • The First King. Uniting the people of farsigovorâŝij and founded the Arabs which the State of SAMANIDS. The Capital Bukhara.
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  • One of the most beautiful monuments of Bukhara City!)
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