The World of XPILAR - CITYSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART CONTEST - Gur-Emir: the shrine of kings, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Hello, please see below photo of Gur-Emir - the shrine of kings, located in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
When the great Tamerlane died, he was buried in the mausoleum of Gur-Emir ( translates as "The Srine of the Kings"). Initially, the building was conceived as a small madrasah - for training children of the Samarkand nobility, but after the death of Tamarlan's beloved grandson - Muhammad-Sultan - changed his appointment. Now the bodies of Tamerlane, his sons Shahrukh and Miranshakh, his grandsons Muhammad Sultan and the learned ruler of Ulugbek, as well as the ashes of the spiritual mentor Tamerlan Mir Said Baraka, rest here.