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Bibi-Khanum Mosque

Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Samarkand

SamarkandUzbekistan • 715 m

Another decoration of Samarkand is the Bibi-Khanum Mosque, a holy monument of the 15th century. It is believed that the mosque was built by order of Tamerlane, who returned from India with a triumphant victory. The great commander wanted to build a monument for life testifying to his victories.

In total, about 700 people participated in the construction, including a large number of craftsmen from other Asian countries. To this day, despite numerous earthquakes, the mosque has been able to maintain its original grandeur and beauty, which has been facilitated by the large-scale restoration works that have been carried out there for 35 years, since 1968.

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