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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.

Sher-Dor Madrasah, Samarkand, posted earlier:

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Pierre17-Sep-2018 11:26
Une autre formidable photo de cette magnifique façade! V
Isabel Cutler11-Sep-2018 20:43
What a huge amount of work!
MarcViskens11-Sep-2018 20:03
how beautiful Helen
Nick Paoni11-Sep-2018 18:41
So large and impressive with all that tile work.
gerrit11-Sep-2018 18:41
Excellent capture.
Jim Coffman11-Sep-2018 18:38
Superb capture, Tim!!