Saturday Scenes: Samarkand’s Avenue of Mausoleums

One of the most impressive sites in the Silk Road city of Samarkand, Shah-i-Zinda is an avenue of nearly twenty mausoleums, many dating back to the 14th century. The avenue culminates with this tomb, Kutlug-Oko, built in 1360-1361 for one of Amir Temur’s wives. The exterior is a great example of the colorful and intricate mosaic designs that appear on many of the avenue’s mausoleums.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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