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Jade-topped tomb of Tamerlane, Gur-e-Amir
08-SEP-2018 Tim Betts

Jade-topped tomb of Tamerlane, Gur-e-Amir

The tomb of Timur (Tamerlane) is topped by a huge block of jade. Not so spectacular, but I thought the walls of the mausoleum as well as the jade were interesting.


From Astana, Tim went on to Uzbekistan and took a train to Samarkand on Saturday.

This is Gur-e-Amir, the mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Timur (also known as Tamerlane), which also hosts the tombs of his sons, grandsons and teacher. Construction of the earliest part of the complex started at the end of the 14th century and of the mausoleum itself in 1403.

Mausoleum interior, Gur-e-Amir, posted earlier:

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Graeme13-Sep-2018 09:58
Wonderful light and colours.V
gerrit11-Sep-2018 18:44
Beautiful mausoleum. But his remains are burried in the cellar.
William Barletta10-Sep-2018 18:57
Thanks to Tim for sharing ~V~
larose forest photos10-Sep-2018 18:56
It is fascinating, and also a lovely and nicely composed image. The famous Tamerlane! V
Colin Storey10-Sep-2018 18:22
A well composed image of the tomb and impressive walls.
Jim Coffman10-Sep-2018 17:51
A very interesting place and a fine capture!I am very impressed with that DXO !!
globalgadabout10-Sep-2018 17:33
an ornate tomb...the family must have been the bucks....judicious framing here...