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

Mosque dome, 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.

Mosque, Tilya-Kori Madrasah, Samarkand, posted earlier:

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Zoltán Balogh15-Sep-2018 13:41
So stunning... V
carol j. phipps15-Sep-2018 02:11
Incredible. V
janescottcumming13-Sep-2018 12:26
Absolutely gorgeous. Would love to see this in person. V
Buz Kiefer12-Sep-2018 18:30
Amazing skill and time to do this. Beautiful photo. V
Colin Storey12-Sep-2018 17:59
A fantastic image of this wonderful dome.
Nirvan Hope12-Sep-2018 17:24
Just mind-blowing the amount of work that went into this decorative dome.
danad12-Sep-2018 15:51
Great focus on this beautiful ornament ! V.
Jim Coffman12-Sep-2018 15:48
WOW, simply amazing!! Beautiful image!!
Tom Munson12-Sep-2018 14:38
Beautiful capture.
globalgadabout12-Sep-2018 14:35
mesmerizing mandala (of sorts)..
Nick Paoni12-Sep-2018 14:05
So ornate and lovely.