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Last updated: 08 Jan 2017

City Walls, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan



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Amir Temur made Shahrisabz (Kesh) a city-fortress protected by high walls. They were equal to the walls of Ichan-Kala in Khiva and Bukhara Arch. They were made of clay bricks. The walls were 8-9 meters thick (at the bottom) and 11 meters high. In every 50 meters of the walls there were erected semi-cylindrical towers. Under them there was dug a deep ditch. They were equipped with 4 gates and drawbridges. The walls went through mane sieges and in 18th - 19th centuries helped Shahrisabz to defend its independence in numerous wars aqainst Bukhara amirs.
City Walls of Shakhrisabz, an old photo
City Walls of Shakhrisabz, an old photo
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Chubin Madrasah
Crypt of Amir Temur
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Green City
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Hazret Imam Mosque
Katta Lyangar
Koba Madrasah
Malik-Azhdar Mosque
Mausoleum of Shams Ad-Din Kulyal
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