Shah-i-Zinda Mausoleums – Uzbekistan

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On the northern outskirts of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, on the edge of the Afrasiab hill, at the vast ancient cemetery, is a complex of mausoleums called Shah-i-Zinda (Persian – «The Living King”), among which the most famous is the Mausoleum of Kussam ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad. Who is interested in Islamic art and architecture?

Fantastic photograph by Sergey Sukhov.
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