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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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  • Solemn as it needs to be a mausoleum for what is arguably the most important man in the millennia of history of this country. The dome "onion" has an extraordinary effect when viewed at night, almost looks like a huge jellyfish hovering in the black sky. The Interior is interesting with its precious decorations.
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  • Gur-Emir mausoleum-Tomb Kings, here lies the year 1405 Amir Timur, better known to us as Tamerlane (although local so its not called because the literal translation is Timur the lame). Also here is resting his confessor, sons and grandson Ulugbek (Emir and famous astronomer). In the mausoleum is very beautiful Dome, none in Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, the dome made a copy for a mosque in St. Petersburg. Inside is also astounding beauty! Probably everyone knows the legend of the curse of the tomb of Tamerlane, the pier as soon as its leads, big war will start. Tamerlane's Tomb really long did not touch, while the Bolsheviks knew about the treasures of Central Asia, to desecrate the graves of Muslims did not dare. The guide told us that Stalin was not a purpose found in the tomb of Tamerlane any untold riches, and everything was explained otherwise. Firstly, Stalin was a fan of Tamerlane, Timur means "iron", say, which is why this alias took Stalin (steel). Secondly, Stalin said, saying we do not know where the tomb of Genghis Khan and Alexander the great, let's make sure that in Samarkand is Timur. In May 1941 the year in Samarkand was sent by a group of employees of the Hermitage accompanied by the NKVD. First revealed the tomb of Tamerlane and sons of Mirzo Ulugbek, comfort ...
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  • Just worth seeing, the soles of Maupassant with art all at the highest level. just a pity that today anywhere stalls in it are housed.
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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.