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Last updated: 08 Jan 2017

Tillya-Kari Madrasah on Registan Square, Samarkand, Uzbekistan



In the middle of the 17th century the cathedral mosque of Bibi-Khanym lied in ruins and Samarkand needed a new mosque. Yalangtush-biy ordered to construct it on Registan. The mosque was expected to serve as a madrasah too. It was under construction for almost twenty years and was finished in 1660. The gilding mass on the dome, walls and mihrab was more then on every famous buildings in Central Asia. Owing to that, the madrasah was called Tillya-Kari that means 'gilt'. The dome of the mosque remained unfinished till the 20th century. At the same time the lost facing was restored.
Tillya-Kari Madrasah on Registan Square
Tillya-Kari Madrasah on Registan Square
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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
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Ruhabad Mausoleum
Shahi-Zinda
Shahi-Zinda Central Group
Shahi-Zinda Northern Group
Shahi-Zinda Southern Group
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Temurid Female Necropolis
Tuglu-Tekin And Amir-Zadeh Mausoleums
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