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This post is going to be very heavy on the pictures, since you can read the history online. ┬áReflecting back on it now as I put this together, I’m absolutely amazed at how much I managed to see in just over six hours!

After a filling lunch, it was off to the next sight, the Gur-Amir or Tamerlane Mausoleum. This was built in the early 1400s and contains the tombs of not only Tamerlane/Timur, but also his sons and grandsons, including Ulug Begh whose observator I’d seen that morning.

A couple photos outside the mausoleum, with and without me and random tourists:

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…and a couple of artsy shots inside the complex. ┬áI don’t know why, but for some reason Samarkand seemed to really lend itself to getting artsy shots with the iPhone.

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