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Photos marked as were added from 23 May 2020.


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Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
 The Registan is the highlight of Persian architecture in Central Asia. It is the centre of Samarkand, Timur's capital city.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
 The Registan is a collection of three madressas (religious schols) built between the 15th and 17th centuries.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
 The Ulugbek Madressa with soldiers marking Independence Day.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
 The madressa is the oldest structure in the Registan, dating from 1420, and built by Ulugbek, the grandson of Timur.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
 Detail from the main gate.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
 The top of the minaret.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
The interior courtyard.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
 The courtyard of the madressa.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
Dazzling variety of tilework.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
 Detail from the dazzling blue tile work.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
 Flowery tile work.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
 Tilework in the courtyard.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Ulugbek Madressa
Inlay work that would later inspire the Taj Mahal.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
 The Registan complex is one of the most famous sites in Central Asia.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
The Sher Dor Madressa.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
 The Sher Dor Madressa was completed in 1636.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
The gateway.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
 The gate, minaret and distinctive ribbed dome of the madressa.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
 The madressa is unusual in the Islamic world for its depiction of animals.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
 The attractive ribbed dome and minaret.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
Detail of the ribbed dome.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
 The beautiful courtyard.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
Detail of the tilework.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
Blue, green and yellow tilework.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
 Uzbek children dressed up on Independence Day.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Sher Dor Madressa
 Pilgrims alongside the high walls of the madressa.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
 View across the main courtyard of the Registan.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
The Tilla Kari Medressa dates from 1660.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 The Tilla Kari Medressa dates from 1660.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 The gate to the medressa, which also contains a mosque.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 The beautiful tilework over the main entrance.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 The smooth blue tiled dome was added during Soviet times.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 Detail of the superb tilework on the gateway.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 Spectacular tilework on the corner of the main gate.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 One of the minarets.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
The entrance to the mosque from the medressa courtyard.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 The interior of the mosque attached to the medressa.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 The celing of the mosque.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 Wooden grill and blue tiles in the courtyard.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 Tiled courtyard pattern set on brickwork.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
 Statue of Timur, the Mongol leader who made Samarkand the capital of his empire.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
 Family at Timur's statue.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
 The Bibi-Khanym Mosque dates from the early 15th century.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
 The 35m high gate of the mosque.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Side view of the enormous gateway.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
 Detail of the dome.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
 The mosque is named after the Chinese wife of Timur and was built in 1404.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Detail of the tile work.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Tile, inlay work and stone carving.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Opposite the mosque is the 14th century Tomb of Bibi-Khanym.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
 Uzbek woman wearing the distinctive headgear of Samarkand.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
 The Shah-I-Zinda necropolis.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Ulugbek's Observatory
Ulugbek's Observatory was completed in the 1420s and was excavated in 1908.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Ulugbek's Observatory
 The 30m sextant is partially underground.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
 The tile-less Rukhobod Mausoleum dates from 1380 and is the oldest surviving structure in the city.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Guri Amir Mausoleum
 The Guri Amir Mausoleum contains the tombs of Timur and his grandson, Ulugbek.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Guri Amir Mausoleum
 The dome and minaret.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Guri Amir Mausoleum
The minaret.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Guri Amir Mausoleum
Detail of the dome.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Guri Amir Mausoleum
 View of the courtyard.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Guri Amir Mausoleum
 Carved wooden doorway.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Guri Amir Mausoleum
Couple visiting.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 19th century copper tray from Samarkand.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Water containers.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
Water containers and cloth from Bukhara.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
19th century lamp from Samarkand.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
Ceramic from Fergana.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Hand made embroidered Uzbek silk carpet.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Metal kettle from Bukhara.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 19th century copper tray from Bukhara.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
Ceramic from Fergana.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
Hand made silk carpet from Nurada.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
Medical instruments used by Abu Ali ibn Sina (Avicenna, 10th - 11th century).
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Uzbek carpet.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Tray chess board from Bukhara.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Ceramic from Fergana.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Early 20th century carpet from Ashqabad.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Uzbek musical instruments.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
Painted panels from a palace in Bukhara.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
Funery statue (8th century) from southern Kazakhstan.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
Painting of a bazaar in Samarkand.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Painting of the Observatory built by Ulugbek, a ruler better known for his astronomy and mathematics.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Text from mathematics book by Al-Kwarizmi who gave the world the word "algebra".
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Portrait of Timur.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Ist century Buddhist carvings from Termez.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Late 19th century Turkomen carpet from Merv.
2008
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Painting of a bazaar in Samarkand.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
 Uzbek jewellry seller at the Sunday market at Urgut.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
A group of women buying jewelry.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
Selling jewelry.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
 Young boy.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
 Uzbek woman.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
 Preparing food in a chaykhana (tea house).
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
 Elderly Uzbek couple having tea in a chaykhana.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
The chaikhana.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
Frying and grilling in a chaykhana.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
Woman at a chaykhana.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
Buying dresses.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
Young man.
2008
Uzbekistan
Urgut
 Samsas in a tandoor oven.
2008

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