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Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand
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Dedicated to the Turco-Mongol conqueror Tamerlane and his sons and grandsons, Gur Emir Mausoleum lies within the ancient city. Built in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, the mausoleum features a mix of Persian and Mongolian styles, serving as a precursor for numerous Mughal tombs throughout central Asia--many of which were built by Tamerlane's descendants. Examine the elegant azure dome and elaborate entrance gate, decorated with various mosaics and carved bricks. Inside, observe the solemn monumentality adorned with geometrical ornaments on terracotta bricks and diverse muqarnas. Plan to visit Gur Emir Mausoleum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Samarkand attractions using our Samarkand trip itinerary planner.
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  • This mausoleum is difficult to bid for glory. The walls are covered with majolica tiles, Onyx marble, rich gold painted in geometric patterns on papier-mâché, drum niche wear the inner dome. Not only Timur is buried in the mausoleum, but there are still other stone kenotaphe. The space to the inner dome is 22.5 meters high. Timur's Cenotaph is a slender black block of polished jade. Ulug beg itself lies at the foot of Timur.
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  • The burial place of Temur, his grandson, nieces and a teacher in the legs which is the black headstone Timur. in front of the building there are artifacts obtained when case-Bowl, columns. entrance fee.
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  • Shalom, I now find myself in a beautiful place all blooms products cheap architecture all I advise to go to beautiful city.
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  • Beautiful glazed tiles art on main entry and on minerates. The dome of main hall is decorated with Golden art work and is in excellent condition even after a long time. Must visit place in Samarkand.
  • The stones inside represent the graves. Big one is of his main advisor.
  • The place where Temirlane buried. Very nice architecture and design of the interior.
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  • The Uzbek leader Tamerlane (Timur) is buried in the Guri Amir Mausoleum (1404) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.