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Last updated: 08 Jan 2017

Shahi-Zinda Southern Group, Samarkand, Uzbekistan



When Ulugbek was the governor of the Empire Shahi-Zinda was built downwards from the old wall. The two-dome mausoleum was built in that period. According to some sources, it belonged to Uldja-lna-ga, Amir Temur's nurse. The mausoleum is famous for its legendary stair. The number of its steps could be counted correctly only by truly believing person. In the 1430s, Ulugbek built a front entrance with a dome chortak on behalf of his son Abdal-Aziz. The mosque and auxiliary premises on both sides of the chortak were built later. In the 19th century khakim of Samarkand Davlet Kushbeghi constructed a small madrasah at the entrance and a summer mosque opposite.
View of Shakhi Zindah
View of Shakhi Zindah


Blue Domes of Shahi Zindah
Blue Domes of Shahi Zindah


Shakhi Zinda in Old Times
Shakhi Zinda in Old Times


Shahi-Zinda Southern Group, inner decoration
Shahi-Zinda Southern Group, inner decoration
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 Northern Group
Sher-Dor Madrasah
Temurid Female Necropolis
Tillya-Kari Madrasah on Registan Square
Tuglu-Tekin And Amir-Zadeh Mausoleums
Ulugbek Madrasah on Registan Square