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Sher-dor Madrasah, Samarkand
08-SEP-2018 Tim Betts

Sher-dor Madrasah, Samarkand

The Sher-dor Madrasah is another Islamic school on Samarkand’s Registan public square. It was built between 1619 and 1636.

The Registan, meaning “sandy place” or “desert” in Persian, was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty. It was a public square where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes, as well as a place for public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs (Islamic schools) of distinctive Islamic architecture.

Before and after: Ulugh Beg Madrasah in disrepair, posted earlier:

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Ton T.23-Sep-2018 17:55
Overwhelming in every way! V
Graeme13-Sep-2018 09:57
So much detail and work had gone into this structure.V
François Fauchard11-Sep-2018 19:24
Spectacular facade of mosaics. V
Tom Munson11-Sep-2018 15:51
This is amazing with all the fine details.
Jim Coffman11-Sep-2018 15:27
Simply beautiful!!
joseantonio11-Sep-2018 15:03
so much to enjoy there.V.
globalgadabout11-Sep-2018 15:00
a structure of character and history...fine shot..
danad11-Sep-2018 14:19
Beautiful Central-Asia art well captured. V.