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

Mosque wall, 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.


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

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Julie Oldfield14-Sep-2018 01:48
Absolutely gorgeous. Great capture of the golden tones. V
janescottcumming13-Sep-2018 12:27
I like how Tim composed this with part of those delicate arches visible. V
larose forest photos13-Sep-2018 00:49
I love the colours and the intricacy of the art. How beautiful this is. V
Chris Morton12-Sep-2018 20:17
they didn't teach the lighting engineers to work neatly
bill friedlander12-Sep-2018 19:38
Greatbshot of the intricate workmanship. V
Jim Coffman12-Sep-2018 18:55
A very nice capture of all of this detail!!
joseantonio12-Sep-2018 18:37
Fabulous detail of this work of art.V.
Buz Kiefer12-Sep-2018 18:30
Gorgeous craftsmanship and photo. V