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Last updated: 08 Jan 2017

Shahi-Zinda Central Group, Samarkand, Uzbekistan



New mausoleums were built on the place of pre-Mongolian constructions in the 1380s-1390s. Some of them were saved. These are: two nameless mausoleums, Amir Burunduk Mausoleum, a mausoleum built by usto (master) Alim Nesefi. During construction workers used bricks and decorative elements from Qarakhanid Madrasah of the 11th century. Amir Burunduk Mausoleum has only internal dome on a drum. The mausoleum made by Alim Nesefi is decorated with relief majolica. Expressive eight-pointed stars are a characteristic feature of its portal. The central star shows names of twelve Shiite imams. The lower one contains Koran text 'Throne'. The octahedral mausoleum with arrow-shaped arcs was constructed in the 1430-40S.
Old photo of Shakhi Zindah
Old photo of Shakhi Zindah


Shakhi Zindah nowadays
Shakhi Zindah nowadays
Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Madrasah and Mausoleum
Afrasiab Hill
Dahma of Shaybanids
Gur-Emir Mausoleum
Hazret-Hyzr Mosque
Ishrat-Khana Mausoleum
Khodja Akhrar Necropolis
Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar (Saint Daniel)
Mausoleum of Kusam-Ibn-Abbas
Mausoleums of Abdi Clan
Memorial Complex of Imam Al-Bukhari
Observatory of Ulugbek
Registan Square
Ruhabad Mausoleum
Shahi-Zinda
Shahi-Zinda Northern Group
Shahi-Zinda Southern Group
Sher-Dor Madrasah
Temurid Female Necropolis
Tillya-Kari Madrasah on Registan Square
Tuglu-Tekin And Amir-Zadeh Mausoleums
Ulugbek Madrasah on Registan Square