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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.

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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 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