General view of Rukhabad Mausoleum, 14th century, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, pictured on July 14, 2010, at sunset. The Rukhabad Mausoleum (Abode of the Spirit) was built by Timur over the grave of the mystic Sheikh Burhan al-Din Sagarji. The cubic building is topped with a dome based on an octahedron and mausoleum has three entrances. The simple interior walls are covered with alabaster plasterwork with one glazed tile band. A  19th century carved wooden door leads to the tomb. 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 Rukhabad Mausoleum, 14th century, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, pictured on July 14, 2010, at sunset. The Rukhabad Mausoleum (Abode of the Spirit) was built by Timur over the grave of the mystic Sheikh Burhan al-Din Sagarji. The cubic building is topped with a dome based on an octahedron and mausoleum has three entrances. The simple interior walls are covered with alabaster plasterwork with one glazed tile band. A 19th century carved wooden door leads to the tomb. Samarkand, a city...
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