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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.

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

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Jeff Real13-Sep-2018 01:42
Wow!
This place is awesome.
What a nice image of the incredible details
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bill friedlander12-Sep-2018 23:02
The decorations are quite amazing. V
globalgadabout12-Sep-2018 22:22
seems Samarkand is rich in public, religious buildings...
Jim Coffman12-Sep-2018 20:56
Another well capture image, Tim!