Samarkand - Gur Emir, Tomb of Tamerlane

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Gur Emir Tomb of Tamerlane

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Samarkand
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Gur Emir

Tamerlane, or Timur, made Samarkand the capital of his vast empire and named it the "Centre of the Universe". Many of the magnificent monuments dating back to his days have been well-preserved. These include Gur-Emir, the Registan, Shahi Zinda and the Ulugbek memorial. The tomb of Gur Emir now is the burial place of Tamerlane, Shakhrukh, Ulugbek and others.


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