Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand

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    Street of Tombs

    by RB_Oakes Written Aug 29, 2004

    Where Timur, Ulugbek and many others are buried. Timur of course being Tamerlane, and Ulugbek his grandson - known more for being one of the finest astronomers of the middle ages than his skills as a ruler. The mausoleums for these two you'll need a guide and a few extra sum to see, but there are many others. General admission is 2000 sum, 1500 for students (and a lot less for Uzbeks). The tilework and architecture here is spectacular.

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  • Gur-Emir Mausoleum

    by Rumiya Written Jul 24, 2004

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    In 1404 Timur the Great ordered to build the mausoleum Gur-Emir (Tomb of Emir) for his loving grandson Mukhammad Sultan.
    With time, the mausoleum became the family crypt of the Timurids dynasty.
    Next to Tamerlane, there are the graves of his sons Shakhrukh and Miranshakh and his grandsons Mukhammad Sultan and Ulugbek.
    It is indeed one of the majestic architectural monuments in Samarkand.

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    Samarkand, Guru Emir

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Feb 6, 2004

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    Wonderful mausoleum
    Entrance fee: 1900 sum (750 extra for camera)
    To see the crypt of the famous Timur Lem, you have to pay 1000 sum extra.
    Timur built the crypt in 1404 for his family but was buried himself there because, being ill, he didn't manage to reach his hometown Shakrisabz
    Astronomer Ulughbek is also buried here
    It gives you a chill standing next to the grave of one of the world's greatest military heroes

    Samarkand, mausoleum of the great Timur Lem
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    Gur Emir Mausoleum

    by lotharlerch Updated Apr 28, 2005

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    This marvellous building is the tomb of Tamerlan and others

    See the travelogue for more pics!

    General view of Gur Emir
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    • Arts and Culture
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    Gilded interior of Gur Emir

    by svetik2000 Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Be sure to see what Gur Emir looks like from the inside - the renovated decoration of the room with all tombs is stunning - all glitter and dazzle.

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    Samarkand, Gur Emir

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Mar 2, 2004

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    In a crypt under the Gur Emirn you'll find the sarcophagus of Timur Lem, the great Uzbek warrior - compared to Djengis Khan.

    Guess which one it is....

    Samarkand: Gur Emir

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    The famous leader Tamerlaine...

    by travelmad478 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The famous leader Tamerlaine (a.k.a. Timur, or Temer) is strongly associated with Samarkand, and he is buried in the city. His tomb is a neat place to visit.

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