General view of Hazrat-Hyzr mosque, known as a "Kadamjoy" (place of a Trace), 19th century, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, pictured on July 19, 2010, at dawn.The Hazrat-Hyzr mosque, built in "ayvan" style, is located on a hill in Tashkent Street on the site of the ancient shrine of the holy elder Hyzr, protector of wanderers, and the 11th century site of Samarkand's first mosque, destroyed in the 1220 invasion of Genghiz-khan. 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. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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General view of Hazrat-Hyzr mosque, known as a "Kadamjoy" (place of a Trace), 19th century, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, pictured on July 19, 2010, at dawn.The Hazrat-Hyzr mosque, built in "ayvan" style, is located on a hill in Tashkent Street on the site of the ancient shrine of the holy elder Hyzr, protector of wanderers, and the 11th century site of Samarkand's first mosque, destroyed in the 1220 invasion of Genghiz-khan. Samarkand, a city on the Silk Road, founded as...
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