View from the side of Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, 14th-15th century, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, seen in the early morning summer light on July 19, 2010.  Samarkand, a city on the Silk Road, founded as Afrosiab in the 7th century BC, is a meeting point for the world's cultures. Its most important development was in the Timurid period, 14th to 15th centuries.

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View from the side of Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, 14th-15th century, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, seen in the early morning summer light on July 19, 2010. Samarkand, a city on the Silk Road, founded as Afrosiab in the 7th century BC, is a meeting point for the world's cultures. Its most important development was in the Timurid period, 14th to 15th centuries.

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