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Mosque, Tilya-Kori Madrasah, Samarkand
08-SEP-2018 Tim Betts

Mosque, Tilya-Kori Madrasah, Samarkand

The Tilya-Kori Madrasah is the third and last Islamic school on Samarkand’s Registan public square. It was built between 1646 and 1660. It was not only a residential college for students but also served as a grand mosque, whose main hall is abundantly gilded.

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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, front, Samarkand, posted earlier:

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Pierre23-Sep-2018 11:35
Un intérieur d'une très grande beauté, une superbe photo de celui-ci! V
MarcViskens22-Sep-2018 14:19
How beautiful
Milan Vogrin16-Sep-2018 06:18
Very nice compo. V
Julie Oldfield14-Sep-2018 01:48
Breathtaking! The light is sublime. V
janescottcumming13-Sep-2018 12:24
That's amazing! V
Liz Bickel13-Sep-2018 04:55
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Beautiful photograph. This is somewhere I'd love to visit. Gorgeous.
Buz Kiefer12-Sep-2018 18:31
Even more impressive. Beautiful work and a fine photo. BV
Chris Morton12-Sep-2018 14:24
I like this very three-dimensional decoration
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal12-Sep-2018 12:11
Beautiful details, fantastic shot Tim. V
Blandine Mangin12-Sep-2018 11:02
superbe monument ! v
Ika Zinka Eferl12-Sep-2018 10:49
Marvelous golden light and peaceful mood of these interesting arches. V
marie-jose wolff12-Sep-2018 09:33
very impressive and beautiful, the blue and golden ceramics are amazing! V
joseantonio12-Sep-2018 04:13
and the interior is just as spectacular as the outside.V.
Nirvan Hope12-Sep-2018 03:14
Magical and glowing. Incredible ornamentation.
Isabel Cutler12-Sep-2018 02:13
AMAZING detail! So impressive!
Nick Paoni12-Sep-2018 01:58
So ornate.
carol j. phipps12-Sep-2018 01:27
Stunning architecture, craftsmanship, color, and composition. V
Gill Kopy12-Sep-2018 01:09
How absolutely beautiful !! and very nicely captured Tim V
Jeff Real12-Sep-2018 01:09
Wow!
This is stunning.
I would love to see it
V
Jean D12-Sep-2018 00:16
Beautiful historical architecture, well captured. ~V
Dallas Hyatt12-Sep-2018 00:11
Wow! Impressive. Excellent capture!
Dave Berry12-Sep-2018 00:07
That is a beautiful interior view. BIG V
Jim Coffman12-Sep-2018 00:04
Just stunning!!