Day 59: Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum

"Tomb of the King" in Persian, Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum is the final resting place of Uzbek National Hero, Amir Timur.  Located on the former southwestern edge of Samarkand, the Mausoleum of Tamerlane fell into decay along with the rest of the city in the 17th century after Bukhara regained it's former prominence as the more important … Continue reading Day 59: Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum

Day 83: Amir Timur Square

Spread out beneath the shadow of the imposing edifice of the Soviet-era Hotel Uzbekistan, Amir Timur Square is located at the very center of Tashkent.  In the center of the square, in the center of the the capital city, sitting majestically on horseback, is the hero of Uzbekistan, the 14th century Turco-Mongol conqueror, Amir Timur.  … Continue reading Day 83: Amir Timur Square