Ak Serai - White Palace, Samarkand

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    Ak Serai, aka the White Palace

    by josephescu Written Dec 8, 2007
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    Buried in back yards just southeast of the Gur emir is another Timurid mausoleum, known as the White Palace , built around 1470. Still elegant even in ruin, the building is of cruciform chamber, arch design, glazed mosaic and golden leaves.

    Archaeologists removed a headless skeleton from the open crypt, possible that off Abd al-Latif, son and murderer of Ulug Beg.

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