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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 08 Jan 2017

Shahi-Zinda Northern Group, Samarkand, Uzbekistan



Chronologically Shahi-Zinda was developed from the north to the south. In the 1340s in the northern upper part of Shahi-Zinda there was built Khodja-Ahmad Mausoleum. The inscription on the mausoleum says:'.. .may Allah prolong their eternity to make the tomb a garden of happiness for Khodja Ahmad'. In 1361 a mausoleum of a highborn married woman was built near Khodja-Ahmad Mausoleum. These first mausoleums are decorated with carved enameled terracotta of turquoise green and dark blue colors. At the beginning of the 15th century on the northern upper part of Shahi-Zinda there were constructed new mausoleum and mosque on behalf of Tuman-aka, Temur's younger wife.
Old Photo of Shahi Zindah
Old Photo of Shahi Zindah


Modern day view of Shahi Zindah
Modern day view of Shahi Zindah
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 Central 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