Samarkand the legendary city, capital of the empire of Tamerlan presents its perfectly renovated architectural wonders. The city is one of the mythical cities that make you dream.

 

translation of comments in the film: Minute 01:53 : Registan has been the heart of the city since Tamerlan made Samarkand the capital of his empire in 1369. Samarkand has experienced many destruction and looting, not the least of which was perpetrated by Genghis Khan.

Registan means in Uzbek "sandy place".

It is on this place that the trade was done at the time of the Silk Road, but also the executions and the great religious and military ceremonies.

The square is surrounded by 3 madrasas: the Madrasa of Ulough Bek, the Madrasa Shir-Dor and the Madrasa of Tilla-Kari.

about the place, Samarkand:

Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and the city's creation is estimated to be around the 8th or 7th century BCE. Like many cities on the Silk Road, prosperity is envied and the city has been the object of many invasions. From the conquest by Alexander the Great in 329 BC to that by Genghis Khan in 1220, the history of the city is a succession of good times and devastation. Amir Timur (Tamerlan) made it the capital of his empire in the 14th century.

The city is full of architectural treasures, the most famous of which is certainly the Registan Square surrounded by 3 large mosques and madrasas.

 

Music: 

 (Ouzbekistan)  - Echoes of Vanished Courts - Hanuz (As Yet)

 (Ouzbekistan)  - Echoes of Vanished Courts - Nihon Ettim (I concealed Myself)

 - Toki Zargaron (Ouzbekistan)  - National Uzbek Melodies - Track 03

 - Alihan Samedov (Ouzbekistan)  - Duduk - Track 1

 

 

Samarkand, Uzbekistan