3 to 5 October 2018, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
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Here is a side mosque from the archway of the main Bibi Khanum Mosque.
The top of the dome of one of the minor mosques.
On the left is Bibi Khanum Mosque and its pishtak; one of the side mosques is in the background.
Ulugh Beg Pishtak, the entrance gate to Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis
Inside the Qazi Zadeh Rumi Mausoleum.
The two domes of the Qazi Zadeh Rumi Mausoleum, this image and the next, viewed from the inside.
In the avenue of the mausolea.
Looking back at the twin domes of the Qazi Zadeh Rumi Mausoleum.
Looking through a chortak, or a gateway on the avenue.
Inside the Shadi Mulk Adi Mausoleum.
Near the far end of the avenue.
The pishtak of Alim Nasafi Mausoleum.
Tuman Aka Mausoleum.
The top of Gur Emir from a distance.
This and following images, Ak Saray Mausoleum…
Young woman extracting strips of bark from branches of young mulberry trees to make paper.
Water mill for paper making.
Surviving part of Ulugh Beg’s astrolabe.
Remains of Ulugh Beg’s astrolabe.
Country farm and mosque.
Gur Emir at night.
This was the last post on the ancient and modern wonders of Uzbekistan. There have been 31 posts with 850 images and 17,000 words. I have updated the links to the posts in the trip itinerary so you can access them from there.