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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.


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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Graeme27-Sep-2018 22:03
This is absolutely magnificent!! V!!
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
This is stunning.
I would love to see it
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!!